Eric Florack on June 23rd, 2008

June 22, 2008 -NY Post- Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are heading for a meeting of the money. As the ex-foes are scheduled to sit down face to face this week and talk fund-raising, each needs to leave the table with the promise of riches. New campaign-finance filings reveal Clinton has even more debt […]

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davidl on June 16th, 2008

Evidently the New York Times must pay John Heilemann by the word, and gee I thought piece work was illegal.   Heileman attempts to explain “The Fall and Rise of Hillary Clinton:” The victor and the vanquished are standing in a cluttered hallway backstage at the Washington Convention Center, conducting a conversation short and sweet-for one […]

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Eric Florack on June 25th, 2008

My older boy is graduating from High school tonight. I will doubtless blog about this further, on Sunday,  but I thought I should make note of the milestone. I’ve noted lately that they’ve been going by a bit faster. Another Honorable mention at OTB’s caption contest. From just down the road in Buffalo, comes word  […]

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From the paper that still can’t get over the idea that Hillary Clinton won’t be the next President, the NY Times: When VeraSun Energy inaugurated a new ethanol processing plant last summer in Charles City, Iowa, some of that industry’s most prominent boosters showed up. Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association and the Renewable […]

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Eric Florack on June 17th, 2008

Jason Horowitz at the New York Observer this morning: (Warning: NSFW) A former bundler to Hillary Clinton just called in to tell me that Barack Obama’s selection of Patti Solis Doyle as chief of staff to the campaign’s eventual vice presidential nominee is the “biggest f*** you I have ever seen in politics.” The donor, […]

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Eric Florack on June 8th, 2008

I remarked a while ago: Clinton is now looking for a scapegoat, and Penn seems a likely enough target. Penn’s job, after all, was putting lipstick on a pig…. Hillary Clinton is a product that is about as popular as raw sewage. Granted that Penn didn’t help that image, but what could? Of course, that […]

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Eric Florack on June 7th, 2008

Interesting poll from CNN this morning.  It seems that John McCain and Barack Obama are tied in the polling numbers; In the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted entirely after Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, he leads his Republican counterpart 49 to 46 percent among registered voters — a statistical tie, given the question’s 3 […]

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Eric Florack on June 5th, 2008

Some interesting thoughts from The War Room, this morning on that Obama tape, on their radio show this morning. Sources, apparently, are telling The War Room, that the tape (Actually, a digital vid) does in fact exist, and is in the hands of, among others, the Clinton campaign.  That report brings up some speculation. Between […]

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davidl on June 4th, 2008

Tony Rezko guilty, Michelle has the details: Guilty on four of first five counts; guilty on 16 of 24 counts involving mail/wire fraud, money laundering, and corrupt solicitation charges I am sure that BO will call this another distraction. Will you? Addendum: (Bit) Added info from Rezko Watch The jurors reached a verdict after 13 […]

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davidl on June 4th, 2008

Sixteen years ago conservatives were calling the Clintons’ trash, and the media was calling us demented.    It is now the MSM which is is calling the Clintons trash.   Matthew Yglesias, Atlantic, feigns ignorance of sixteen years:: I probably shouldn’t write any more about this woman and her staff. Suffice it to say that I’ve found her […]

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I got an E-mail overnight wondering why I’d not mentioned Obama getting enough delegates to win the nomination for his party. (Shrug) OK… here…. from yesterday, here’s a note from ABC’s political page Sen. Barack Obama achieved the 2,118 needed to clinch the Democratic nomination for president last night and made history by becoming the […]

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An interesting admission on this Obama tape thing I mentioned yesterday and the day before, from Jim Geraghty at NRO: The preponderance of the evidence now suggests that there’s nothing there. One of the arguments that made me think there was some fire amid the smoke was the statement on Booman Tribune, attempting to explain […]

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Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2008

PARIS -AP- Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent, who reworked the rules of fashion by putting women into elegant pantsuits that came to define how modern women dressed, died Sunday evening, a longtime friend and associate said. He was 71 Pierre Berge said Saint Laurent died at his Paris home following a long illness. Oh, well.  […]

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In the mail, just now: FW: Axis of Idiots “The Axis of Idiots” Jimmy Carter, you are the father of the Islamic Nazi movement.  You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home, and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage.  You’re the […]

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Eric Florack on June 16th, 2008

From the LA Times this morning: In 2006, John F. Kerry explained the Senate’s 77-23 passage of the Iraq war resolution this way: “We were misled. We were given evidence that was not true.” On the campaign trail, Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged blame for her pro-war vote by claiming that “the mistakes were made by this […]

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