From the daily archives: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

George W.?Bush will never get an award from Toastmasters International for his public speaking skills.? But that’s part of his appeal, I suppose, to the American public.?? It’s the kind of thing that makes him seem like one of us.

I always thought his speech writers deserved an award though for their ability to compose easy to read and recite speeches on relatively complicated topics.? (note: this online tool may have offered them some help)

So when I read this story about the president refering to the ?Democrat-controlled Congress? rather than the Democratic Congress, and all […]

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Bob Ney has no sense of ethics

On January 31, 2007 By

Seriously. How else can you explain this?

Former Rep. Bob Ney kept his wife on his congressional campaign payroll through the end of last year, even though he dropped out of the race in early August, a report filed yesterday shows.

Elizabeth Ney was one of several campaign staff members who received paychecks in August, according to a Federal Elections Commission report.

But she was the lone recipient of a campaign salary through the rest of the year, getting about $850 every two weeks. Since the end of August, Mrs. Ney has been paid more than $6,800, according to […]

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“Well, it’s just like – they’re people I work with, and our job is being popular and shit.” – Winona Ryder in Heathers.

 

Polls measure popularity.? Period.

 

They don’t predict presidential primaries any more than they predict elections.? That’s because they involve people.?? Real people. ?People who watch TV.? People who read the paper.? People with horrible memories of high school or wonderfully improbable dreams of the future.? People who can and […]

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