Thursday Night Quick Hits
It should probably help Congressional Democratic incumbents and challengers at the polls that Americans trust Democrats over Republicans on, well, every single issue.
South Carolina: Republicans in South Carolina are taking shots at Lindsey Graham. The York County Republican Party chairman issued a call to action e-mail against Graham this week regarding immigration legislation. Also, "Graham was booed last weekend at the state GOP convention for supporting the [immigration legislation] measure." What's with Republicans booing their own lately? Back in mid-April, Norm Coleman had his name thoroughly booed at a rally held by anti-tax conservatives at the Minnesota state capitol. And just a few days back, "Shameless" Saxby Chambliss got booed at a Republican convention. It doesn't seem like the GOP base is very excited about their incumbents.
Maine: Congressman Tom Allen took some time out of his schedule to do some blogospheric outreach, dicussing, among other things, how Susan Collins has been very wrong on issues like the Iraq War and giant tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
New Hampshire: With the count standing at one vote shy in the Senate of overturning Bush's veto on stem cell legislation, Sprintin' John Sununu is taking even more heat for his position against research that could cure pesky things like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. There is even www.TellSununu.com geared toward urging Sununu to vote to overturn Bush's veto and allow this life-saving research. In other Granite State goingson, Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand stuck it to Sprintin' Sununu on Iraq and announced a bunch of notable endorsements.
Oregon: Blue Oregon (and many others) is astounded by how many times Gordon Smith can flip and flop and flip and flop on Iraq. Meanwhile, the Ashland Daily Tidings profiles support for a possible Senate run by State Senator Alan Bates.
New Mexico: As Pajamas Pete Domenici's approval numbers continue to sag, Monica Goodling's House Judiciary testimony yesterday has led to more questions for Domenici in regards to the source of his sinking poll numbers, his role in the Attorney Purge scandal, beginning with who Domenici and his staff actually, really, really spoke to and when those conversations occured. While Domenici's poll drop is levelling off, the Attorney Purge scandal isn't going anywhere, so the poll numbers should cement right around the 50% line. Once again, quite a plummet from the high 60's.
Colorado: Conservative Bob Schaffer's nascent campaign's staff consists of notable electoral losers.
Alabama: America is a wondeful melting pot of peoples and cultures. That is, unless you believe, as Jeff Sessions does, that people from other countries simply "create cultural problems." So much for the melting pot, I guess.
Kentucky: If you don't think that corrupt Ernie Fletcher's gubernatorial GOP primary victory will be a constant source of embarrassment and consternation for Mitch McConnell, think again.
Greatest bird ever.