Real Republican Losers
Kentucky: The Bluegrass State held its gubernatorial primaries yesterday, and the real loser was Mitch McConnell. In the Republican primary, corrupt Republican incumbent Governor Ernie Fletcher whupped former Rep. Anne Northup, despite being reportedly backed behind the scenes by Mitch McConnell's political machine, by a 50.1 to 36.5 margin. On top of that, on the Democratic side, progressive former Lt. Gov. Steve Beshear beat the McConnell-friendly Bruce Lunsford with over 40% of the vote, avoiding a run-off. Deepening the Senatorial subtext of the gubernatorial race, taking a shot at Mitch McConnell for not being more supportive of embattled GOP Governor Fletcher was Larry Forgy, the 1995 KY-GOP gubernatorial nominee in whose name a draft effort has emerged to challenge McConnell in a GOP Senate primary in 2008. It will be interesting to see how much support the McConnell-Bunning-Northup crew give Fletcher, and how Forgy responds to it. Intriguing stuff.
Alabama: Sack Sessions has the goods on more bad local press for Jeff Sessions, this time on his short-sighted stance on immigration.
New Hampshire: Blue Hampshire catches Sprintin' John Sununu skipping out on minor, trivial responsibilities of his job like attending important legislative hearings and voting on bills. If Sprintin' Sununu doesn't care for the responsibilities of his job, I know some people who wouldn't mind taking the role off his hands.
Iowa: A local blog highlights rumors that businessman Troy Cook may enter the GOP Senate primary. "Who?" you may be asking. Yeah. Another local conservative blog notes its displeasure with the IA-GOP as the state Party's co-Chairman has reportedly been already voicing his support for businessman Steve Rathje, despite a likely primary. One has to like Tom Harkin's chances when Iowa conservatives are fighting each other over support for third-tier unknown candidates.
MyDD's Singer looks at how laughably sloppy the NRSC's online press operation is.
Schadenfreude of the day: Former Virginia Senator George "Macaca" Allen is commenting on the 2008 GOP Presidential primary for which he could have been the front-runner if he didn't self-destruct in his 2006 Senate re-election bid. Allen was exactly the kind of vacuous, empty-suit conservative that the neocons and the theocons could have happily united behind; a real wRepublican (a Republican with a silent "W" in front). Alas. Couldn't have happened to a nicer racist.
Want one single story that highlights the intersection between Bush losing the "War on Terror," the Iraq War, and the "War on Drugs"? OK, here ya go.