When You Take Your Eyes Off Republicans...
New Mexico: Could it be that Pajamas Pete Domenici's role in the U.S. Attorney Purge is having a negative impact in his home state? Well, his approval has dropped below 60% for the first time in SUSA's tracking history. Hat tips: SSP and NM-FBIHOP. The national MSM has even begun focusing more on Domenici's tentacle of the scandal octopus. And it's only beginning for Domenici. The MSNBC article notes the ongoing Senate Ethics investigation of Domenici. Should that garner more spotlight and, potentially, yield unflattering results for Domenici, that will expedite his decline in support. Now that Domenici's approval is on the downswing, it is the ideal time for Rep. Tom Udall or another top-tier Democrat to challenge him and force him to a decision.
Texas: John "Box Turtle" Cornyn has decided to wrap himself up in Domenici's investigation. Think Progress has Cornyn continuing his role as Bush's #1 apologist, and this has led to calls for Cornyn to recuse himself from the Domenici Ethics investigation.
Oregon: Could Gordon Smith be getting a primary opponent? Courtesy of Blue Oregon, 1998 OR-GOP Gubernatorial nominee Bill Sizemore says the idea is "not far fetched." A GOP primary would help whip Smith back to right after his disingenuous election-cycle-dive to the left.
Minnesota: MN Blue has more on Smilin' Norm Coleman's mixed messages on Iraq, with a pinch of Pollyannaism.
Oklahoma: The DSCC offers more hilarity regarding Jim Inhofe's frightening case of denial. Will Inhofe deny the existence of gravity next? Or call the earth rotating around the sun a hoax?