From the daily archives: Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Eric has the scoop – and the audio – over at ProgressOhio.

Questioner: What do you think of the Bar Association coming out and basically blasting away on people who talk about lawyers and judges and their decisions.

Petro: I think the Bar Association properly points out that lawyers don’t always get to choose their client. I mean, there are times in my career- 33 years now as of…but there are times when the courts basically said to me ‘look, we want you to defend this guy. He’s a bad guy, but somebody needs to defend him’. What a […]

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Recount disaster looming?

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Election Law @ Moritz has taken an interesting (and comprehensive) look at what a close election might mean in Ohio.

Could the discrepancy between paper and electronic records really make a difference? In a close enough election, it might. If voting equipment and associated errors were randomly distributed throughout the state, then one would not expect it to matter whether paper or electronic ballot records govern in the event of a recount. Even if 10% of votes are thrown out, it wouldn’t affect the election result so long as the errors are random — that is, so long as […]

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Because of Iraq…

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This is the situation we are looking at in Iraq, according to CentCom:

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GOP in big trouble in the House

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We’ve all seen the signs that a significant swing Blue is possible in the House. However, something changed this weekend, and a number of districts are polling significantly more Democratic now than they were last week. Someone I know who works in the NRCC told me today that while he still believes that the GOP holding the House is possible (a large number of races are within the polling MOE), he now believes that the previous “nightmare” scenario – a 30+ seat loss – is now “50/50”.

This is not the time to sit back, feeling secure that the […]

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Screw the Kerry bullshit…

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It almost worked on me – the GOP is busy distracting the nation and the media with a bunch of bullshit that doesn’t really matter, while yesterday the CiC abandoned a US serviceman to Shiite militia.

BAGHDAD, Oct. 31 ? Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki demanded the removal of American checkpoints from the streets of Baghdad on Tuesday, in what appeared to be his latest and boldest gambit in an increasingly tense struggle for more independence from his American protectors.

The 172nd Stryker Brigade took down a checkpoint in the Karada neighborhood of Baghdad yesterday in response to the […]

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Kerry, in his typical way, manages to make a joke ambiguous and open to multiple interpretations, and the GOP goes all Chernobyl on him.

In his remarks in California on Monday, Mr. Kerry said: ?You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don?t, you get stuck in Iraq.?

Mr. Kerry said that he botched a joke that his aides said had been prepared as follows: ?Do you know where you end up if you don?t study, […]

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I love teh internets

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Great little anti-Pryce video…

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