From the daily archives: Tuesday, May 6, 2008

How much more of this are we gonna see? (hopefully not much)

First there’s the hit:

On a conference call with reporters this morning, the Clinton campaign knocked Barack Obama over a report in the Wall Street Journal today that Obama “won the endorsement of the Teamsters earlier this year after privately telling the union he supported ending the strict federal oversight imposed to root out corruption.”

Then the boomerang:

I’ve obtained audio of Clinton’s own endorsement meeting with the Teamsters last March 27, above, in which she similarly suggested that the decree should be lifted.

Whoops. Damn. […]

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More Marc Dann Humor

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From The Dispatch

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Clinton WILL Go Nuclear

On May 6, 2008 By

In case anyone was still wondering the answer is yes. Yes she will burn this thing down around her:

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has a secret weapon to build its delegate count, but her top strategists say privately that any attempt to deploy it would require a sharp (and by no means inevitable) shift in the political climate within Democratic circles by the end of this month.

With at least 50 percent of the Democratic Party’s 30-member Rules and Bylaws Committee committed to Clinton, her backers could — when the committee meets at the end of this month — try […]

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248 of them. All “elite opinions” as Hillary put it. Here is the letter:

An Open Statement Opposing Proposals for a Gas Tax Holiday

In recent weeks, there have been proposals in Congress and by some presidential candidates to suspend the gas tax for the summer. As economists who study issues of energy policy, taxation, public finance, and budgeting, we write to indicate our opposition to this policy.

Put simply, suspending the federal tax on gasoline this summer is a bad idea and we oppose it.

There are several reasons for this opposition:

First, research shows that waiving […]

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More national coverage for Marc Dann and the Democrats. This one is a piece by Aaron Lucchetti at the Wall Street Journal:

Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann is resisting pressure to resign over what he described as a “romantic relationship with a member of my staff,” but the situation threatens to stall his probes of alleged wrongdoing related to subprime mortgages.

Gov. Ted Strickland, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and several other Democratic leaders in Ohio demanded Sunday night that Mr. Dann step down, citing the loss of “even the most remote hope that you can continue to […]

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In People magazine: John & Elizabeth Edwards: What We Like (and Dislike) About Clinton & Obama

Seriously. Is there anyone left who gives a shit what John Edwards thinks?

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