Best Reaction Of Them All

Ken AshfordElection 2008, Health Care, Obama Opposition1 Comment

Sarah Palin tweet: Okay.  First of all, Obama gave his opinion that the mandate wasn't a tax — an opinion also held by such commies as Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito and Kennedy.   Secondly, you can't "lie" about an opinion.  Your opinion might not prevail at the end of the day, but that doesn't mean you lie.  That's like saying "The … Read More

John Edwards Indicted

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

Pretty sad, really.  How many of us thought he was different? AP reports: A federal grand jury indicted two-time presidential candidate John Edwards on Friday over $925,000 spent to keep his mistress and their baby in hiding during the peak of his 2008 campaign for the White House. The case of USA v. Johnny Reid Edwards contains six counts, including … Read More

Hearsay Quote of the Day

Ken AshfordBush & Co., Election 2008Leave a Comment

George Bush, on the subject of John McCain, back in 2008: “I probably won’t even vote for the guy,” Bush told the group, according to two people present. “I had to endorse him. But I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me.” Wow.

Clinton Campaign Hostage Taker Guy: Fugitive

Ken AshfordCrime, Election 2008Leave a Comment

Remember Lee Eisenberger?  The guy who took several people hostage at the Clinton Campaign Headquarters in Rochester NH in 2007?  Well…. New Hampshire authorities say the man who took hostages at a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign office in 2007 has cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet and is a fugitive. Strafford County Attorney Thomas Velardi says Leeland Eisenberg cut … Read More

ACORN Madness

Ken AshfordElection 2008, RepublicansLeave a Comment

Everyone is talking about this Public Policy Polling survey, and in particular, one particular chunk of data. 1,065 registered voters were asked: Now… think about this.  One in four registered voters think that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama.  What accounts for this oddly high number? Are you serious?!? Half of all registered Republicans — that's about 40 million Republicans — are … Read More


Ken AshfordCongress, Election 2008Leave a Comment

With Coleman's concession, Al Franken finally becomes Senator Al Franken, Democrat from Minnesota. Finally. First Read writes: Most significantly, yesterday’s developments resulted in Democrats obtaining a filibuster-proof majority — 60 votes — in the Senate, and Dems want to have him seated by as early as Monday. Having 60 votes will shift the balance of power from the Republican Maine-iacs … Read More

Franken Still Winning

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

From the Star Tribune: After a trial spanning nearly three months, Norm Coleman’s attempt to reverse Al Franken’s lead in the recount of the U.S. Senate election was soundly rejected today by a three-judge panel that dismissed the Republican’s lawsuit. The judges swept away Coleman’s argument that the election and its aftermath were fraught with systemic errors that made the … Read More

Enough Is Enough

Ken AshfordCongress, Election 2008Leave a Comment

Six months after the November elections, we read this today: This has to be a bit ironic: In the three-judge trial that Norm Coleman (R) asked for, it turns out that Al Franken's lead has grown, after the addition of some 350 absentee ballots to the count. Coleman's camp, of course, wanted a larger number of absentee ballots to be … Read More

The Royal Wedding Is Kaput

Ken AshfordElection 2008Leave a Comment

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have broken off their engagement. When it was revealed that Sarah Palin's unmarried teenage daughter was pregnant, it was a tough time for family values folks.  But they were quick to point out that Bristol was doing the right thing by getting married because babies get their magic from having two parents (of the opposite … Read More

It’s Official

Ken AshfordElection 2008, History, Obama & AdministrationLeave a Comment

NOTE: The White House website has changed already — in the span of 3 minutes. UPDATE —  The full text of the address below the fold… THOUGHTS:  Good speech.  Lofty and inspirational.  A bit tweaky of the Bush policies, but I'm sure unintentionally so.  Cheney in the wheelchair looked like Mr. Potter from "It's A Wonderful Life".