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Thursday, July 18, 2024

Well, that’s a relief

Former Vice President and newly-crowned Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore says he still does not plan to run for President.

Thank God for small favors.

After seven years of George W. Bush this nation needs a lot of things but Al Gore ain’t one of them.

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No big loss

Senator Kay Baily Hutchinson says she’s not running for the Senate again and may even quit before her current term expires.

No big loss. In a state known for political lightweights, Hutchinson was a featherweight — just another Republican lemming who followed her party in lockstep.

She tells friends she’s tired of the Senate. The Senate got tired of her a long, long time ago.

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Obama’s message du jour

Critics of Democratic Presidential wannabe Barack Obama say he is too slick, too packaged and too willing to modify his message for the crowd.

But that may also be true of most candidates running for the office on both sides of the political divide.

Reminds me of something I once heard a political consultant tell a candidate:

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Don’t call us, we’ll call you

The giant, automatic Republican fundraising machine is out of sync and GOP candidates are wondering where the money went.

With fatcat contributors holding back, more and more Republicans find themselves strapped for cash.

Just another advantage for the Democrats in the upcoming election.

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Voters mad at Bush AND Congress

Deepening unhappiness with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress soured the mood of Americans and sent Bush’s approval rating to another record low this month, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

The Reuters/Zogby Index, which measures the mood of the country, also fell from 98.8 to 96 — the second consecutive month it has dropped. The number of Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track jumped four points to 66 percent.

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Say what? Cheney, Obama are cousins?

Lynne Cheney said Tuesday that her husband, Vice President Dick Cheney, is a distant cousin of his political polar opposite: Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Cheney said she made the surprising discovery that her 66-year-old Republican husband and Obama, 46, are eighth cousins while she was doing family research for a book about her experiences growing up in Wyoming.

The vice president’s wife said she traced a common ancestor of the two men to a 17th century immigrant from France.

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Yet another Pelosi stumble

It is not unusual for members of Congress to put their own political welfare above the nation’s interests. It happens all the time to one degree or another. But every time it occurs, it punctuates the fallibility of the system.

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The politics of faith

The sociologist Peter Berger once observed that, if India is the world’s most religious country and Sweden the least, the United States is a country of Indians ruled by Swedes.

He made this comment at a time when there was something of a consensus among our elites that religion was a basically private matter — one which ought to play little or no role in public policy debates.

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The life of a political surrogate

The audience stood in unison as former Denver Mayor Federico Pena made his triumphant entrance at the local public library.

Both people, that is.

Pena shook a couple of hands, made some small talk and then got down to business telling the “crowd” why Sen. Barack Obama is his choice for president.

“I asked myself, who has the best skill set, the natural ability to bring people together,” Pena said. “You don’t teach somebody to be a unifier. ”

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Another Bush legacy in jeopardy

President Bush had hoped to leave behind a nuclear cooperation deal with India that would be a legacy foreign policy and energy achievement. But for reasons beyond Bush administration control, the deal is in danger of unraveling.

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