Monday Quick Hits
Kentucky: Mitch McConnell is caught quite literally sleeping on the job. Y'know, Mitch, our soldiers in the Middle East don't get the luxury of catnaps whenever they'd like them. But it's good to see that you take your duty so seriously. Keep an eye out, though. Democratic State Attorney General Greg Stumbo will announce a decision on a Senate challenge to McConnell "soon."
Maine: Turn Maine Blue catches sloppy local reporting on Susan Collins' votes. This is exactly the kind of inaccurate "journalism" that will help Collins muddy (and, therefore, run away from) her record on Iraq and other issues. Meanwhile, Collins Watch rightly takes issue with a Portland Press Herald article that seems to confuse Collins' clinging to the status quo of Bush's failed policies in Iraq as some kind of "moderate" position.
New Mexico: If retired Lieutenant Colonel Harold Teeter is any indication, Pajamas Pete Domenici is losing his base.
Nebraska: Republican Hal Daub is making the rounds as he considers a Senate race. I don't know how well it's going. He stopped in Columbus, Nebraska's tenth most populous city (between 21,000 and 22,000 residents), for a two-hour issue discussion (we're not talking a 20-minute grip-and-grin) and only got "about 35" people to come. It's not quite so early in the process anymore. Perhaps his crowds should be bigger than three dozen at this point.
Oregon: While we continue to ponder who may enter the Oregon Senate race, political organizer Stacey Dycus offers a thoughtful profile of announced candidate Steve Novick.
Newsweek's look at Presidential candidates' bumper stickers is pretty interesting. The best line, on Mitt Romney: "This looks like the bumper sticker of someone who's not going to win."