July 28, 2004

DeLay Everything

Random Bits

* kos interviewed Chris Bell yesterday regarding his suit against Tom DeLay, his PAC(s) and the inherent cronyism in the Texas legislature. Disappointing news on that from came from the DMN. Seems as if the deck is stacked against Bell's lawsuit.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's political action committee gave about $81,000 dollars in the last decade to ten Republicans who could be asked to investigate allegations the Texas lawmaker misused his office.

* More local news, the hottest race in Texas for 2004, Frost vs Sessions, will see no less than five debates. In-friggin-credible. Here's to Frost mopping the floor with Sessions.

* CSPAN truly is the network of the people and for the people. The others seem to be, well, vacant, absent, useless and most of all, disrespectful. Last night I dumbed down and watched part of the O'Reilly Fuctor to see the Michael Moore coffee talk and was appalled to see Billy Boy yacking from the convention with all the activity going on down on the stage while he droned on and on about himself and his opinion. When did coverage mean, we're here in person......now you have to watch,.... our person?

* ~36 Bloggers were granted credentials to cover the DNC this year. Incredible progress even if some of their output is spotty and seems to be suffering from a forest-trees type of handicap. The RNC, not to be outdone, has granted 20 bloggers credentials for their hootenany in NYC in August. This should be a spectacular year for varied coverage.

* Bush, this week headed off to Crawford on vacation (again). This time he decided to give the reporters a first hand look at his ability to "stay the course". He's giving Ford a run for his clumsy record.

* Is it a good sign when the conservative action committees are railing against Bush's policy decisions or have we really just opened the last seal and are about to get a healthy dose of pestilence?

* To all the incredibly clever pundits who are fawning over the most recent Kerry photo-op. Do the words, "too easy", mean anything to you? This isn't a Dukakis in the tank moment.

* It's good to have a brother who's the governor of a swing state. Krugman paints a reality snap shot of November.

From Left Field............. (no, not *that* left)
* David Frum gives his rabid readers the neatest little Reader's Digest Version of Barak Obama's speech.


Yet even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes. Well, I say to them tonight, there's not a liberal America and a conservative America -- there's the United States of America. There's not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there's the United States of America. The pundits like to slice-and-dice our country into Red States and Blue States; Red States for Republicans, Blue States for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States. There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and patriots who supported it. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America.

and this is the kind of review it gets

9:50. An impressive show by Barack Obama. His speech was all cliché, 100% content-free – but delivered with conviction, force, and the faintest sprinkle of humor. He reminds me of that saying of Napoleon’s: Give me lucky generals. How many people had to drop anvils on their toes to make this guy the front-runner for Illinois’ open Senate seat? But yes, I do believe we are looking at Hillary Clinton’s running mate for 2008.

Look for Davey in August.....he'll be the one making the jerking motions with his hands and funny faces as he basks in the glow of the August convention. We will revisit his tone.

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