Wednesday, February 16, 2005

L.A. Mayoral Candidates

A reminder, for the next meeting -- research to be done on the following candidates:

Hertzberg: Betsy
Villaraigosa: Khristian & Amad
Hahn: Adrian
Bernie Parks: Mike Coen
Alarcon: Reed

"They'd march on the White House"

Great thoughts from Joe Conason on the Jeff Gannon thing:
Imagine the media explosion if a male escort had been discovered operating as a correspondent in the Clinton White House. Imagine that he was paid by an outfit owned by Arkansas Democrats and had been trained in journalism by James Carville. Imagine that this gentleman had been cultivated and called upon by Mike McCurry or Joe Lockhart--or by President Clinton himself. Imagine that this "journalist" had smeared a Republican Presidential candidate and had previously claimed access to classified documents in a national-security scandal.

Then imagine the constant screaming on radio, on television, on Capitol Hill, in the Washington press corps--and listen to the placid mumbling of the "liberal" media now.


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Stuff for Tonight


Fantastic editorial on the Jeff Gannon thing here.

And a great piece on Howard Dean from Paul Krugman here.

Really wanna talk about these stories tonight.

(If you want to read another crazy tale of a dead American defense contractor, check out today's Brandoland.)

Seacrest out,

Sunday, February 13, 2005


Well, the Republican Attack Machine has been turned to "11."

Target: Howard Dean.
Weapon: Murdoch's New York Post

WASHINGTON — On the brink of taking control of the Democratic Party today, Howard Dean was his old outspoken self as he claimed Republicans lack moral values.

"How can Republicans get to talk about moral values when they don't have any?" Dean asked yesterday as he summarized a question that was far less pointed.

"I don't want to hear any lectures about Christian values from the Republican Party — they are the Pharisees and the Sadducees," Dean said — referring to Jewish sects that opposed and were condemned by Jesus.

Republicans quickly shot back at Dean's blasts — made as he spoke at the Democratic National Committee meeting in D.C. that will crown him as chairman today.

"I was worried that a year's worth of stunning defeats had humbled him. Glad to know he's no less delusional and bitter," said GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway.
"We hates the fat hobbit, Gollum, Gollum!"