Passage of the day: courtesy of The Hill:
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said she thinks her former GOP colleagues Sens. Mike DeWine (Ohio) and Lincoln Chafee (R.I.) lost reelection because of Bush’s unpopularity.Unfortunately for the Senate GOP, Bush has not gotten any 'popularer' (as GWB might put it) or more flexible or more willing to compromise. Bush should continue to be an anchor to Republicans in 2008. (HT: AmericaBlog)
“It’s definitely because of the president and his policies, more from the standpoint of immovability and not being willing to adjust policies in response to real-time circumstances,” she said. “It wasn’t just the fact that things weren’t working well in Iraq, it was the president wasn’t willing to adjust his policy to recognize and acknowledge that.”
New Mexico: The Albuquerque Tribune continues to highlight Pajamas Pete Domenici's role in the Attorney Purge scandal, this time through the prism of Domenici's vote in support of Alberto Gonzales. (HT: NM-FBIHOP)
Minnesota: The Hill profiles retired Lt. Col. Joe Repya, potential primary opponent for Norm Coleman. While I wouldn't expect Repya to beat Coleman in a primary, the primary challenge should pull Coleman back to the right, turning off moderates, and force Coleman to spend some money, further weakening him for the general election.
Kentucky: Draft Forgy highlights Mitch McConnell losing the support of conservatives both in Kentucky and nationwide. The Bridge now suggests that we can expect a July announcement from Charlie Owen about entering the Senate race.
North Carolina: Blue South sees Brad Miller fighting to protect taxpayer dollars from George W. Bush and Duncan Hunter.
Alabama: I'm not going to lie. I'm still smarting from Commissioner Ron Sparks' announcement yesterday. There was a lot of enthusiasm brewing for him. I hope State Senator Vivian Figures can generate as much ardor in Alabama.
Maine: With Susan Collins having Joe Lieberman helping her raise campaign funds (in what I can only assume is a "Hooray Unlimited Iraq Occupation"-themed fundraiser), Tom Allen has Ned Lamont watching his back.
You can watch the trailer for Michael Moore's new documentary on health care, "Sicko," right here. I suggest you take a look.