Saturday Morning Rundown
Oregon: The DSCC is clearly hustling and considering all options in Oregon as Gordon Smith is indeed very vulnerable. The latest news is that former Monmouth Mayor Paul Evans, who is also an Oregon Air National Guard Major who has been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, has spoken with the DSCC about the possibility of a challenge to Smith. It is impressive the breadth of potential candidates considering entering the race - a pleasant silver lining in the wake of the DeFazio/Blumenauer decisions.
Montana: Disgraced Republican Mike Lange's fanfare-free Friday entry into the Senate race means he now gets to enjoy all that sexy Saturday press coverage that no one will read (the weekend before the Fourth of July, no less!). It's like he said, 'Bob Schaffer in Colorado had a stumbling, embarrassing entry into his Senate race. Let's copy that!'
Minnesota: Norm Coleman does not like commenting on the record. Conversely, the Teamsters do like Al Franken.
Kentucky: Odd headline regarding immigration legislation: "Observers ponder McConnell's change of heart" - conserve your pondering energy; here's the answer: McConnell is a political coward.
If you're as disturbed as I am over the "loyal Bushie"-ness of Alito and Roberts, raise your hand... that's a lot of hands.