From the daily archives: Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Infrastructure Fairies?

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Honestly, I did not think Going Rogue was going to be any sort of challenge to read (of course, I also didn’t think I’d be in the process of buying a house this week!).

But the book is boring.

After reading a page or two, I think to myself, “Why did Sarah Palin think anyone would want to read that anecdote?”

And then there are the times she just confuses me.

One example: in the first few pages of the book, she wrote that when oil production started booming in 1977, “billions of dollars flowed into state […]

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For a few weeks now John Kasich has been pushing his “2,010 for 2010” fundraising plan via email, online ads and through his website. Hell, his (second) wife even twittered about it last week.

The goal of this campaign is to get 2,010 people to donate $20.10 each to Kasich’s gubernatorial campaign in the month of November.

I keep trying to think of some clever fundraising strategy into which this plan would fit, but I keep coming back to the same conclusion: John must be really desperate for money if he’s asking people for 20 bucks.

For John’s sake, […]

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[Disclosure:] I represent a client with a pending clemency petition with the Ohio Parole Board, but it is not any of the cases mentioned in this post.

Here’s today’s headline in today’s Columbus Dispatch: “Strickland frees killer he says is innocent.”

On its website, right below that story, they ask readers: “Do you think granting clemency to 78 people will affect the Governor politically?”

OMG!  How could Governor Strickland decide a case that was tried better than the prosecutor who tried the Defendant for murder and the judge that heard all the evidence and found the […]

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I like a good fake twitter account as much as the next guy. fake AP Style Book cracks me up.

But the fake Ted Strickland account I just found via a Naugle link has to be one of the worst I’ve ever seen. For example:

“I bet I could drink a bottle of bleach without dying.”

“I just saw Star Trek. It was great, and I’m not gonna lie. I never liked Star Trek Before.”

“I bet if I started wearing an eye patch other governors would to (sic). They’re all a bunch of copy-cats. You hear […]

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State Representative Todd Book announced that he was withdrawing from the race citing his growing legislative duties (he’s shepherding the legislation that is implemented the legislation to enact both Issues 2 & 3), but it likely has more to do with his less than impressive fundraising last quarter and the growing consensus that next year will not be a favorable environment for Democrats nationally, let alone in the Second Congressional district where Republicans outnumber Democrats.

Geoffrey Sea, Krikorian’s blogger, advisor, and biggest backer, is doing a victory lap.

Good for him.  He backed the candidate that will now be the […]

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I’m a former campaign hack, so despite my aspiration to think long term, I’m always thinking about the next election.? Pinning the blame on George W. Bush and through him Republicans for the economic nightmare we currently are fighting, and pinning that blame on Republican ideology once and for all, happens to merge those two approaches.? Democrats need to get better at it; fast for 2010, permanently for our country.

Short term, of course, this matters for the 2010 mid terms.? We ain’t turning a corner anytime soon, and voters will still be looking to lay blame.? Ted Strickland needs […]

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