Sunday Quick Hits
I don't know if the people that write articles for U.S. News & World Report ever speak to the people that write headlines for the articles in U.S. News & World Report because something here doesn't make sense. Note the title in this article:
GOP Confident of Keeping Senate SeatsI know! Funny, right? But then read the first sentence of the article:
Despite Democratic expectations of picking up another four to five seats in the 2008 elections, the GOP claims that it may lose only two more seats, resulting in a 53-to-47 Democrat-to-Republican ratio.Do you see the disconnect? How can the GOP be "confident of keeping Senate seats" when they're hoping to only lose "two more seats"? Like cartoon Johnnie Cochran said on South Park, "That does not make sense!"
Maine: Susan Collins again demonstrates that she has failed to show leadership during her time in the Senate. This weekend, she has an op-ed in the Bangor Daily News entitled: "Now is the time to seek energy independence". Ummm, Susan, pretty much any time for, say, the last seven years of the Bush administration, or even the last eleven years since you've been in the Senate, would have been a good time to "seek energy independence." So how come you haven't been working to do just that over the last several years? How come you've waited until your election cycle to discuss the problem? In the op-ed, she cites nothing that she has done before 2007 (her election cycle) to address this issue. Ultimately, "Susan Collins" is synonymous with "lack of leadership." (HT: Collins Watch)
New Jersey: Kudos to Blue Jersey for asking a question that others should be asking in their respective states. Republicans Anne Evans Estabrook and Joe Pennacchio, if they made it to the Senate, would ostensibly be voting for Mitch McConnell as Senate Leader. So where do they stand on McConnell's recent disgustingly insensitive comments about our troops in Iraq?
New Mexico: Congressman Tom Udall released a statement thanking Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez for his support in the 2008 Senate race.