Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races

Saturday, August 25, 2007

More Unethical, Cowardly, and Hypocritical Republicans and Other News

  • Maine: Further conflict of interest in the Collins camp! Not only is a Bangor office staffer of Susan Collins married to the executive editor of the Bangor Daily News (without so much as a disclaimer attached to articles run by the BDN on Collins), but the executive editor himself, Mark Woodward, was once Collins' press secretary! I'm sure Susan Collins is all too happy to have her former staffer (and husband of a current staffer, surely with a vested interest to see his wife maintain employment) making editorial decisions about what does and doesn't get covered (and how it gets covered) in the 2008 Maine Senate race. I wonder if Susan Collins thinks these conflicts of interest "hurt the political discourse."

  • Kentucky: Mitch McConnell is such a coward that when he goes on local talk radio, he doesn't even take calls from constituents! How this guy claims to listen to his constituents is beyond me.

  • Minnesota: Curious what it's like when three people who would be far superior Senators to Smilin' Norm Coleman discuss issues?

  • Oklahoma: Here's an interesting hypocrisy, courtesy of Jim "In Denial" Inhofe. Where does Inhofe see national money coming in from to Oklahoma to oppose his 2008 re-election?

    He said he expects the "Hollywood crowd" and environmentalists will be providing money to defeat him.
    Hmmmm, sounds like Inhofe doesn't like the "Hollywood crowd" and would be plenty eager to vilify any political opponent who takes money from the "Hollywood crowd." But, wait! Who is Inhofe supporting for President?

    "I've looked at it very carefully, and it's my belief . . . (that) the only one I know can beat Hillary Clinton is Fred Thompson," Inhofe told about 150 people at a Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Cedar Ridge Country Club.
    Wait a second. Isn't Fred Thompson part of that evil "Hollywood crowd"? He has had roles in over three dozen movies and television shows. Yet, Thompson is the only candidate who Inhofe "knows can beat Hillary Clinton." According to Inhofe, Romney, McCain and Giuliani can't beat Hillary Clinton, but the Hollywood guy can. Yet, it's the same evil Hollywood that will funnel money to Oklahoma for Inhofe's defeat. (HT: DocHoc) Send Inhofe a message that it's more than just Hollywood who wants Inhofe out. Contribute to Democratic State Senator Andrew Rice's campaign to depose Inhofe right away!

  • New Mexico: New Mexico's Democrats know from good protests!

  • Georgia: Max Cleland is ten times the man Saxby Chambliss claims to be. Please, Senator Cleland, reconsider and run for your old seat!

  • Nebraska: Hal Daub talks a lot but says nothing.


    Blogger VA Blogger said...

    How is it a conflict of interest on Susan Collins part? You have a point that there is a conflict of interest, but there is absolutely nothing that she has done to cause it, and she has no control over its staff or its content.

    You are fully in the right by calling out the newspaper for their conflict of interest without disclosing it, but calling Susan Collins to the carpet for it is extremely misguided. I mean, is it physically impossible for you to pass up an opportunity to blame a Republican for something, no matter how far from their responsibility it is?

    And you have a lot of work to do to convince anybody of Inhofe's so-alleged ""hypocrisy"".

    6:30 PM, August 25, 2007  
    Blogger Matthew said...

    This is a terrific blog... very good job, Guru...

    12:27 AM, August 26, 2007  
    Blogger Bobby Duncan said...

    Maine... that just proves the media is liberal.

    3:33 AM, August 26, 2007  

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