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Well, Alright Then

He said it, not us:

“I don’t understand. If I am not ready, why do you think I would be such a great vice president?” Obama asked the crowd, which gave him a standing ovation during his defense. “I don’t understand.”

“You can’t say he is not ready on day one, then you want him to be your vice president,” Obama continued. “I just want everybody to absolutely clear: I am not running for vice president. I am running to be president of the United States of America.”

Yes, yes, we know you’re not ready but in the interest of unity, we are willing to overlook it and offer you a 4 year, paid internship complete with your own private jet and undisclosed location.

Oh and about those states, there are two that you need to make amends to or you’re not even getting the internship. Seat the Florida delegates and redo Michigan or tell us why these voters are not as important as Alaska and Wyoming.
It’s not the quantity, it’s the quality.

“Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud, hatch out.”

Commenter Boston Boomer brings this to our attention:

“…Did you all see the post over at Taylor Marsh on Linda Hirshman, a writer who was dumped from TPM, apparently because she wrote articles about women voters and their preferences? She wrote to ask why, and the end of the e-mail exchange was this:

“I’m not sure the accusation of bias is particularly helpful. For now, like I said, we’re focusing on getting our long-standing regulars and folks covering things we don’t on the blog. I recognize that you think female voters should be one of those things, we disagree.”


Yes, but now we can see their agenda in the full light of day. We now know *what* they’re doing. They’re squelching our voices on the web. The question now is, why are they doing it? Do they think we are unimportant? Do they think that our numbers in the blogosphere are small enough that we can be safely ignored? Do they want Obama to win so badly that they are willing to suppress the voices of pro-Hillary females so they don’t get any traction at all? Are the advertising dollars just so good from Obama ads that they don’t want to piss off his campaign? Do they want to be partners with Olbermann and Co. and are targeting a male demographic? Are they completely in the bag for Dean’s 50 State Strategy? Is it some combination of all of the above? Questions, questions.

Well, one thing is for sure. We should all give a great big welcome to Linda Hirshman. Welcome to Progressive Blogosphere 2.0!!

So, where’s your new blog? 🙂

See Taylor Marsh for details…http://www.taylormarsh.com/

PS. If you would like to express your righteous indignation to Josh personally, he can be reached at talk@talkingpointsmemo.com. Of course, we do not recommnend profanity.

About Linda: Linda R. Hirshman retired as the Allen/Berenson Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brandeis University. With almost no effort, she landed spot No. 77 on Bernard Goldberg’s 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America. She is the author of Get to Work … And Get a Life Before It’s Too Late, and, recently, ” Sixteen Ways of Looking at A Female Voter,” (NYT Magazine, Sunday, February 3, 2008).

Well, that’s not good

juniors.gifEliott Spitzer gets caught on tape. From the NYTimes:

ALBANY – Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a high-priced prostitute at a Washington hotel last month, according to a person briefed on the federal investigation.

The wiretap recording, made during an investigation of a prostitution ring called Emperors Club VIP, captured a man identified as Client 9 on a telephone call confirming plans to have a woman travel from New York to Washington, where he had reserved a room. The person briefed on the case identified Mr. Spitzer as Client 9.

Doesn’t anyone in politics get laid by their spouses anymore? Let’s hope he has a perfectly reasonable explanation for this, like, he had a sudden desire for cheesecake from Junior’s and the person taking the order got all confused.

Can I just say that Silda does not look at all happy about this. She looks very sad and anguished. I can’t decide what makes me angrier; that the lefty blogosphere is carrying out a pogrom against female bloggers or that yet another male politician is disappearing his soon to be invisible middle aged wife and some PR person is making her stand next to him while he delivers the bad news.

NJ’s Corzine makes Obama an offer he can’t refuse

My governor, Jon Corzine, is going to make sure that my vote counts. The delegates of the state of NJ will count for nothing without the critical mass of the Florida delegation and if we add Michigan as well, the more the merrier. I think that is what makes me incensed about this whole disenfranchisement debacle. By enforcing the RULZ, Dean, Brazile and Obama are screwing CA, NJ, NY, MA, AZ, TX,OH , FL and MI and a bunch of other states. Our votes are being held hostage to Idaho and Utah. It’s outrageous. The total delegate count won’t change much but, by golly, without FL and MI, Obama looks like he’s got more delegates when he doesn’t.

So, what about it, Barry? Do you want to waive the rules or have a do-over and lose again? This time you can campaign and we’ll see just how much Florida loves you for throwing out their original votes. And let’s face it, no matter who funds this do-over, you will have just wasted their hard-earned money from January when they bought the *first* primary.

Thanks to Governors Corzine and Rendell, who are looking out for their constituents’ interests.  We stand in Solidarity with Florida and Michigan.

Monday- Aw, jeez

Well, that didn’t last long. The media is it again. This morning’s NY Times has Adam Nagourney and sidekick examining whether Clinton’s campaign troubles are a referendum on her management skills. Hell if I know. She’s only won every big state but 2 (Illinois and Georgia) and every important swing state. The only places that she’s lost significantly is in conservative caucus states and those with high numbers of african-americans. And now that we know that the Dean brothers and Donna Brazile and Kennedy and Kerry have been working diligently to sabotage her, it’s not really surprising that it’s been an uphill struggle, is it?

But the sign of a good campaign is not how easy it is to get the nomination. Heck, if that were the case, Kerry would be running for his second term. No, the sign of a good campaign is whether it is able to adapt to a changing environment. Yes, it was close and it looked dire for awhile there. But apparently Clinton’s got a deep bench and they are figuring things out. Now, it’s Obama on the ropes with this whole MI and FL thing, plus he can’t win the remaining big states not for all the tea in China. I’ll betcha there’s a whole lotta sniping going on at the Obama headquarters now that Samantha Power is gone, Ms. Rice sticks her foot in it and says her boss isn’t ready for primetime and James Carville is chasing operatives around the media with $15 million so that Obama can lose Florida again. Yep, sounds like a real chummy environment as they all start to get twitchy and are surreptitiously typing up their CVs.

Well, we knew the relatively less bad press couldn’t last. Good for us! The more they pile on, the more women, working class and the perpetually dissed rally for her. Go, Adam! Tell us about her botox tomorrow.

In other news, Reclusive Leftist has a delicious post about what is fueling Obamamania. I find it amusing that the pogrom carried out on us Clintonistas resulted in what looks like skim milk at the Big Blog Stores while the cream is now found elsewhere. 😉