From the monthly archives: February 2007

Issue Ads: Here We Go Again

On February 28, 2007 By

Duncan Hunter is running “issue ads” in NH to introduce himself to the voters there. This is obviously against federal campaign finance laws- and people will complain- but if recent elections are any indication of the consequences- then the complaining will lead nowhere.

We saw this type of crap in Ohio last year with Ken Blackwell and the Common Sense 2006 group who was running ads against Ted Strickland. The Blackwell campaign denied any ties to the group- even though the connections were obvious. For example, William Todd (yes- the dirt bag running for Columbus mayor) was the attorney […]

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Finally, the Bush Administration is looking to bring Syria and Iran to the table to discuss Iraq.

In a softening of its refusal to pursue direct diplomacy with two Middle East adversaries, the Bush administration announced yesterday that it will participate in a series of international meetings on Iraq that will include representatives of Iran and Syria.

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Jean Schmidt: Iraq Loves KFC…

On February 27, 2007 By

Man is this chick stupid. But don’t take my word for it. Please- watch the video…

Painful, no?

It’s hard to tell if she is trying to confuse the viewer- or if she is just confused herself.

I’m guessing it’s a little of both.

Anyway- these seem to be the main points she is making:

1. In EYE-rack** there is a lot of violence- but only in certain communities

2. that’s because only a “handful” of people “there” hate us

3. the rest LOVE us- and our clothes and music and food- “KFC is growing by leaps and bounds”!


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Governor Ted Strickland was in Washington yesterday for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association- where he helped push the Bush administration to provide more cash to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

George, of course, just wanted to talk about the war.

When asked about the cut in funding proposed by his recent budget- and how it would mean that some kids wouldn’t be covered- Bush told the Governors that it was a “management problem” i.e. “You guys figure it out- I need the money for my war”.

Next time, I’d like to see the governors tell […]

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I Want My M(ccain)TV!

On February 27, 2007 By

The latest Rasmussen Poll has McCain down to 17% (versus 33% for Giuliani)… but don’t count him out just yet.

McCain has a new plan to win over the kids: McCainTV….

Veoh Networks Teams up with Senator John McCain to Launch the Presidential Candidate’s Campaign Channel
Tuesday February 27, 10:19 am ET
Channel Will Feature Video From the Campaign Trail, McCain Messages and Information Straight Through the 2008 Election

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Veoh Networks (, the leading pioneer in Internet Television, and Senator John McCain today announced that it has officially launched the Senator John McCain […]

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Obama hits Miranova
By Dan Williamson / February 15, 2007
Hosted by Blackwell backer: The candidate will press the flesh in the condo of Donna and Larry James

Barack Obama just announced his presidential campaign Saturday and already has lined up some corporate support in Columbus.

A Columbus fundraiser later this month for the senator from Illinois is being co-hosted by three folks from Nationwide Insurance as well as the president and chief operating officer of American Electric Power.

State Sen. Eric Kearney, an Obama supporter, sounded mildly impressed this week with the […]

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Sexy Rexy

On February 27, 2007 By

So, I’m really run down (which is why the blogging volume is lower than normal), and this isn’t remotely topical or timely, but damn, is it ever funny. “F-k it. I’m throwing it downfield.” (Warning: If Amanda Marcotte’s language makes you clutch your pearls, stay away from this one. Far far away.)

You gotta unleash the dragon.

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Can Anyone Beat Voinovich?

On February 26, 2007 By

While the rest of the country is focused on the presidential race in 2008, Senator Voinovich is already working toward his “aggressive fundraising goals” for his 2010 reelection campaign.

Are there really any Democrats out there that can beat him? Chandra? Fisher? Space? Ryan?

I’m not so sure.

2006 was a special year for the Democrats; Most people didn’t really hate DeWine, they were just fed up with the Republicans.

Things will be different by 2010- and we’ll need a REALLY good candidate (no offense Senator Brown) or a really big scandal to defeat Voinovich…


Voinovich already raising […]

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Can you guess which one of this week’s guests did not belong on Columbus On The Record?

A. Bill Cohen statehouse reporter for Ohio Public Radio
B. Joe Hallett senior editor for the Columbus Dispatch
C. Catherine Tercer legislative director for Ohio Citizen Action
D. Cornell McCLeary editor of the political blog Former 610 – WTVN Radio Bad Boy

Obviously, it’s ‘Former Radio Bad Boy’ Cornell McCleary.

If he had anything interesting to say, I might be able to excuse the PRO-Private Police Training Academy jacket he chose to wear on the show (Cornell is the group’s […]

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Today’s Time Magazine is going to contain a ‘mini-profile’ of Joe Lieberman. It’s titled “What Joe Wants”.

And what exactly is it that Joe wants?

Some say it’s to switch parties- that Joe Lieberman wants to be a Republican.

And I say: so long, Mr. Lieberman… don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out!


Preview of Friday’s ‘Time’ Magazine: Lieberman and Hagel Speak Out

By E&P Staff

Published: February 22, 2007 11:55 AM ET

NEW YORK The next issue of Time magazine, due on Friday, features several takes […]

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From Jim over at Irregular Times:
“Last summer I gave five dollars with the hope that they would spend more than five dollars on me in subsequent solicitations.”

What a great idea!

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