From the daily archives: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

From the mailbag:

COLUMBUS – Ohio House Democratic Leader Joyce Beatty (D-Columbus) today selected State Representatives Jennifer Garrison (D-Marietta), Dan Dodd (D-Hebron) and Mark Okey (D-Carrollton) – all attorneys – to lead the Caucus’ efforts to explore articles of impeachment against Attorney General Marc Dann.

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Indiana Tightening More!

On May 6, 2008 By

51-49 with a vote total that closed from 40k to 20k. 91% reporting. Mayor of Gary (Northwest of state near Obama’s Chicago) says he delivered for Obama big:

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay said just now that it might take a while yet to finish counting the vote in Lake County, which includes Gary, and said tonight his city had turned out so overwhelmingly for Barack Obama that it might just be enough to close the gap with Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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Sitting at the bar tonight and talking about politics…

Guy next to me says: “I ain’t voting for that spoiled, rich, elitist, ivy-league asshole. I’m voting for the war hero.”

And I reply: “That’s exactly what I said four years ago.”

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443 people surveyed. Top two answers on the board…

“Do You Think Marc Dann should step down as attorney general?”

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I’ve watched Indiana go from +14 Hillary, to +10, to +8, to now +4.

This thing is over. She got blown out in North Carolina and barely won (if she does) Indiana.

Obama just gave a pre-acceptance speech and it was killer. He’s putting John McCain on notice that he’s coming and he’ll take all attacks with the grace and urgency that he has taken all of Hillary’s shit.

Make no mistake about it, the man is a player.

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Damn:

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have evacuated and searched three Barack Obama campaign offices in Indiana in response to a bomb threat that was made while people voted in the state’s primary.

That’s the best exit poll you could ask for!

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(CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama will win the North Carolina Democratic primary, CNN projects, but the race in Indiana is still too close to call.

Obama will pick up the larger share of North Carolina’s 115 delegates.

Please let there be a knockout blow! Please!!!

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Indiana’a photo identification law isn’t just impacting minorities and elderly voters – it’s also causing nuns to turn away other nuns at the polls …

About 12 Indiana nuns were turned away Tuesday from a polling place by a fellow bride of Christ because they didn’t have state or federal identification bearing a photograph.

Sister Julie McGuire said she was forced to turn away her fellow sisters at Saint Mary’s Convent in South Bend, across the street from the University of Notre Dame, because they had been told earlier that they would need such an ID to vote.

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Sure! I’m going with:

Indiana: Clinton 54.2/Obama 45.8 (Clinton +8.4)

North Carolina: Obama 55.3/Clinton 44.7 (Obama +10.6)

Make yours in comments

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According to today’s Hannah Report, House leaders have started talking about impeachment proceedings for Marc Dann…

Reps. Jon Husted (R-Kettering), Joyce Beatty (D-Columbus) and Bill Batchelder (R-Medina) were all talking from the same playbook Tuesday when discussing the Marc Dann impeachment proceedings: it is not an overnight process; it will be precedent setting; they can’t say much so as not to prejudice the proceedings; Batchelder and two, soon-to-be-named Democrats are studying the process; and they need to know the facts and to understand the grounds on which they could proceed.

Finally! Bipartisanship!

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Everyone – Democrat and Republican alike – is publicly calling for Marc Dann’s resignation now.

Everyone except two party leaders from the Youngstown area who think he should stay.

Mahoning Democratic Chairwoman Lisa Antonini says “He’s done some great things for the state and the party” and thinks stepping down is “a decision the attorney general has to make with his family.”

Which might be a reasonable response if this wasn’t an important election year and if the only thing Dann did was cheat on his wife. But, as we’ve seen, there is so much more to it than […]

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