Chuckles the sock puppet, William A Jacobson, Legal Insurrection :
Barack Obama held a question-and-answer meeting with Democratic Senators yesterday to field questions about where the administration is heading on various initiatives.
The entire event was scripted, with the Senators keeping away from the health care bill during the televised session. Instead, Senators held back on questions about that most pressing issue until the cameras were turned off, Obama had departed, and the doors were closed:
Chuckles, b/k/a New York senior Senator Charles Schumer is afraid to ask the President a real question. Call that what you will, it not representation.
If you want a prism into why Democrats are struggling so much right now, this may sum it up: only 11% of voters across the country say that their economic situation has improved over the last year compared to 42% who think it has become worse. 47% say it’s about the same as it was.
The Obama Tongue, video:
The lad has a flair more consistency.
Drunk Congressmen in peril, Steven Peoples, Providence Journa l:
PROVIDENCE â€” John Loughlin is not named in the poll, but he may have fared far better than the elected officials who were.
Nearly 6 in 10 registered voters in the First Congressional District would consider another candidate or vote to replace Loughlin’s opponent, U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, according to a WPRI-TV, Channel 12 survey released Thursday night.