Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races

Thursday, March 08, 2007

A Timeline, a Rundown, and a Porn Star

  • The DSCC offers a handy timeline of events in Pajamas Pete Domenici's brewing scandal.

  • The College Democrats of North Texas offer a handy rundown of potential Democratic challengers to low-approval, Bush-rubber-stamp John Cornyn. Unfortunately, too many on the list are "likeable, but probably wouldn't win statewide" or are more likely to run for Governor in 2010 than Senate in 2008.

  • The recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was where Ann Coulter uttered her notorious remark and Jim "In Denial" Inhofe may have proudly declared that he is a Holocaust denier. Also, CPAC honored a former gay porn star. Indeed, an unexpected move by this conservative group.

  • 3 Comments:

    Blogger the zoom said...

    I am Jewish, and the time I remember using the term "denier" is on someone who denies the holocaust. So please stop referring to the people that question global worming (and I am between them) as deniers.

    Global worming is a political issue, and each of us, you me and the Hon. Sen. Inhofe are entitled to different opinions.

    4:16 PM, March 08, 2007  
    Blogger Senate2008Guru said...

    Global warming isn't a political issue. It's, at the very least, a scientific issue (that has been unfortunately politicized); and, due to the consequences of global warming and climate change, it is becoming a moral issue.

    The Guardian noted last month:

    QUOTE
    Scientists and economists have been offered $10,000 each by a lobby group funded by one of the world's largest oil companies to undermine a major climate change report due to be published today.

    Letters sent by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), an ExxonMobil-funded thinktank with close links to the Bush administration, offered the payments for articles that emphasise the shortcomings of a report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
    UNQUOTE

    We can respectfully disagree on what steps should be taken to remediate global warming and climate change. That's fine - in fact, that's a policy debate we need to have.

    But Inhofe calls the entire phenomenon a hoax - hence the "denier" label. He denies a scientific fact.

    Like Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, he can be entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts.

    4:35 PM, March 08, 2007  
    Blogger Johnny C said...

    Zoom I understand that Inhofe himself said to great applause that he had been called:

    "I have been called -- my kids are all aware of this -- dumb, crazy man, science abuser, Holocaust denier, villain of the month, hate-filled, warmonger, Neanderthal, Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun," he announced. "And I can just tell you that I wear some of those titles proudly."

    Now mind you he said he wears SOME, not all, of those titles proudly but until he explains why Holoccaust denier was in the list and that it is not one of the labels he wears proudly the label denier fits.

    12:45 PM, March 10, 2007  

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