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Friday, August 11, 2006

POLL--BUSH HITS LOW, 33 PERCENT---REPUBLICANS FADING...LINKED TO LATEST TERROR ORGY



Bush Backers may abandon Republicans

Washington (AP)---Republicans determined to win in November are up against a troublesome trend---growing oppositions to President Bush.

Las Vegas Sub
By: Donna Cassata
Associated Press
August 11, 2006

An Associated Press-Ipsos Poll conducted this week found the president's approval rating has dropped to 33%, matching his low in May. His handling of nearly every issue, from the Iraq war to foreign policy, contributed to the president's decline around the nation, even in the Republican-friendly South.

More sobering for the GOP are the number of voters who backed Bush in 2004 who are ready to vote Democratic in the fall's congressional elections---19%. These one-time Bush voters are more likely to be female, self-described moderates, low-to-middle-income and from the Northeast and Midwest.

Two years after giving the Republican president another term, more than half of these voters---57%---disapprove of the job Bush is doing.

"These signs now point to the most likely outcome of Democrats gaining control of the House," said Robert Erikson, a Columbia University political science professor.

Democrats need to gain 15 seats in the House to seize control after a dozen years of Republican rule, and the party is optimistic about its chances amid diminishing support for Bush and the GOP-led Congress.

Republicans argue that elections will be decided in the 435 districts and the 33 Senate races based on local issues with the power of incumbency looming large.

***That's what they think! We've tasted the Republican product and we don't like it!

"This election will be less about a political climate that is challenging for both parties, and instead about the actual candidates and how their policies impact voters on the local level," said Tracy Schmitt, a Republican National Committee spokeswoman.

***What else are they supposed to say? The people are more worried about the future of this country than local matters right now!

But fewer than 100 days before the Nov. 7 election, the AP-Ipsos poll suggested the midterms are clearly turning into a national referendum on Bush.

***EXACTLY!

The number of voters who say their congressional vote this fall will be in part to express opposition to the president jumped from 20% last month to 29%, driven by double-digit increases among males, minorities, moderate and conservative Democrats and Northeasterners.

"I don't feel like the war was the answer," said Paula Lohler, 54, an independent from Worcester, Mass., who is inclined to vote her opposition to Bush. "It seems like its going on and on and on and nothing's being done."

That attitude propelled anti-war challenger Ned Lamont to Tuesday's Democratic primary win over Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, a stalwart supporter of Bush on the war.

"I think it's going to be similar to what we saw in 1994 and the tremendous dissatisfaction with Democrats," said Dick Harpootlian, the former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party. "Republicans are going to feel the wrath, feel the pain of being associated with Preisdent Bush."

In the South, Bush's approval ratings dropped from 43% last month to 34% as the GOP advantage with Southern women disappeared.

***That's because they are beginning to see right through his antics! It is a lot of their children that are dying in this war of "his!"

House Republican candidates looking to oust Democrats seized on the silver lining of the AP-Ipsos poll. Many of the 1,001 adults and 871 registered voters surveyed Aug. 7-9 said they've had enough with the status quo. Only 26% of adults said the country was on the right track, and just 29% approved of the job Congress is doing.

"It's a good year to be running against an incumbent," said Republican David McSweeney, an investment broker looking to unseat first-term Democratic Rep. Melissa Bean in the Chicago suburbs.

***In this case, who cares! She voted Republican anyway!

"Approval ratings for Congress are below where the president is," said Jeff Lamberti, a Republican taking on five-term Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell. "It's a real opportunity for a challenger."

A Democrat seeking an open seat in a competitive Colorado district---Ed Perlmutter---is certain his party will capitalize on the national mood.

"There's a point where people just get mad," said Perlmutter, a winner in Tuesday's primary.

On a generic question of whether voters would back the Democrat or Republican, 55% of registered voters chose the Democrat and 37% chose the Republican, a slight increase for Democrats from last month.

"I'm not too happy with Bush at the moment," said dental lab employee Chrissie Clement, 36, of Poynette, Wis. "I think he could do more for this country. We need to get somebody new in there and get a different party in charge."

Chris Taylor, 56, who works on newspaper presses and lives near Roanoke, Va., said, "I would like to see Republicans keep control of Congress. I vote Republican to support the preisdent."

Republican consultant Kevin Spillane said August polls typically have been filled with bad news for Bush and the GOP, but they eventually turn around in November. Still, he said, "The bottom line from the numbers is no Republican incumbent should be caught unprepared for November."

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points for adults and 3.5 percentage points for registered voters.

IN CASE WE ALL FORGOT, AMERICANS ARE STILL DYING IN IRAQ



By the way, there are many American soldiers fighting in the Middle East.

In case you haven't noticed, they get killed. A lot of them get killed.

Common Dreams
By: Jimmy Breslin
August 10, 2006

I was watching the endless television coverage of Israel and Hezbollah/Lebanon killing women and children and then picking up the papers to read almost exclusively of the same thing. I found no picture on television and almost no mention in newspapers of Americans dying.

***This is exactly what the Bush administration wants. For you not to hear about Iraq and our dead soldiers.

The dead babies of Lebanon and those dismembered by rockets are considered to be glorious distractions that allow out government to stroll the hallways that appear to have no blood on the floors.

I made a call to the Defense Department. "How are out soldiers doing lately?"

"We've had a bad month," the man responded.

"How bad?"

"Stay there and you'll see."

There now came faxes detailing soldiers who died in Iraq since July 1. There have been 50 who died since then.

We list below who they are and where they are from, and the statistic that causes all to retch: the age.

We cannot list the entire number of dead in Iraq, for 2,583 Americans have been lost so far. And counting every day.

There also have been 19,270 wounded, with such injuries as legs blown off, young men with shattered backs being placed in wheelchairs for the rest of their lives, genitals lost, brains numbed by flying ball bearings, faces left in half by flames.

The television and newspaper coverage of this has been weak, lazy, fearful. What there is of it, you watch and read with clenched teeth.

Once, on HBO, they showed a young soldier on the table and the whine of a saw as it sounded as it went throuh the bone of his leg being amputated. This should be on day and night.

The obligation of reporting is to tell and tell and tell of the deaths and great injuries of young Americans sent to die by old draft dodgers in Washington.

How old was the kid on the table? What could he be? Twenty-two?

He stayed the course in Iraq.

What did it get him? He loses a leg.

Just as he was in his great college appearances, Bush is a cheerleader for any war that can be fought by somebody else's kids.

"I grieve for the children of Beirut."

"My heart truly goes out to the people of Haifa."

The vice president, Dick Cheney, is a serial draft dodger; five deferments, a national record.

The strategy for the Middle East is to keep Israel and Hezbollah/Lebanon fighting. Keep all the attention on them. If they ever stop, then everybody would look at Americans dying.

"We didn't know," Erin Tinsley, 37, was saying late Friday. "We didn't know what they were here for. Two military women."

Erin was in the hot 10th-floor hallway of the Alfred E. Smith houses on the downtown East Side. Two doors down from her lived the parents of Haiming Hsia, an Army specialist who died Tuesday in an explosion in Iraq.

"The father let the military women in and then when they came out, he stood there and seemed fine. I thought that they had brought an award for his son."

Erin said she didn't know how long afterward, an hour, before the words of the Army officers exploded inside him. He collapsed, and on Friday, somebody from the family said that his wife, the soldier's mother, was unable to cope.

"President Bush took away my son, my only son," the mother had said.

Just this once, there was no poor, helpless family member saying that they were proud that their son had died in this war.

Don't ever say that the young man had died in vain, because that is the icy truth of Iraq that people often cannot handle.

"I grew up with him," Erin Tinsley was saying on Friday. "We went to PS 126 and IS 131. We used to run up and down the hall. Playing soldier. The last time I saw him was in April. He was home, but he said that he had to go back."

Spc. Hsia joined the Army because he couldn't make enough as a security guard to support a wife and a baby. He spent three years in the Middle East and wanted to come home for good, but part of the secret of Iraq is that we don't have enough soldiers. He was ordered back.

This time Hsia was in Iraq for a month. Now he returns to the Alfred E. Smith houses in a box.

He is placed on the list with other U.S. soldiers who have died in Iraq since July 1.

CPL. PHILIP E. BAUCUS, 28

CPL. NATHANIEL S. BAUGHMEN, 23

LANCE CPL. ANTHONY E. BUTTERFIELD, 19

SPC. STEPHEN W. CASTNER, 27

LANCE CPL. GEOFREY R. CAYER, 20

SGT. ANDRES J. CONTRERAS, 23

LANCE CPL. KURT E. DECHEN, 24

STAFF SGT. MICHAEL A, DICKINSON III, 26

STAFF SGT. DUANE J. DREASKY, 31

STAFF SGT. JASON M. EVEY, 29

CPL. ADAM J. FARGO, 22

STAFF SGT. OMAR D. FLORES, 27

SGT, ALKAILA T. FLOYD, 23

SGT. JOSHUA FORD, 20

SPC. JOSEPH A. GRAVES, 21

PFC. JASON HANSON, 21

SGT. IRVING HERNANDEZ JR, 28

LANCE CPL. JAMES W. HIGGINS, 22

SGT. MANUEL J. HOLGUIN, 21

SPC. HAIMING HSIA, 37

SGT. RYAN D. JOPEK, 20

PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS EDWARD A. KOTH, 30

SGT. DUSTIN D. LAIRD, 23

PETTY OFFICER 2ND CLASS MARC A. LEE, 28

SPC. TROY C. LINDEN, 22

PFC. COLLIN T. MASON, 20

SPC. JOSEPH P. MICKS, 22

SPC. DAMIEN M. MONTOYA, 23

LANCE CPL ADAM R. MURRAY, 21

SGT. JUSTIN L. NOYES, 23

STAFF SGT. PAUL S. PABLA, 23

CAPT. CHRISTOPHER T. PATE, 29

PFC. DEREK PLOWMAN, 20

STAFF SGT. KENNETH I PUGH, 39

CPL. JULIAN A. RAMON, 22

CPL. TIMOTHY ROOS, 21

CAPT. BLAKE H. RUSSELL, 35

SPC. DENNIS K. SAMSON JT., 24

PFC. ENRIQUE C. SANCHEZ, 21

SGT. 1ST CLASS SCOTT R. SMITH, 34

STAFF SGT. CHRISTOPHER W. SWANSON, 25

PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS JERRY A. THARP, 44

CPL. JOSEPH A. TOMCI, 21

SGT. THOMAS B. TURNER JR., 31

SGT. GEORGE M. ULLOA JR, 23

SGT. MARK R. VECCHIONE, 25

CPL. MATTHEW P. WALLACE, 22

AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CARL JEROME WARE JR, 22

CAPT. JASON M. WEST, 28

SGT CHRISTIAN B. WILLIAMS, 27

May they all rest in peace.


J. DENNIS HASTERT NEEDS TO FESS UP


As we are all aware of, J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Speaker of the House of Representatives is, unfortunately, running for reelection in the state of Illinois. I have always said, "Do not judge these politicians by what they tell you on the campaign trail. Judge them for what they have done in the past." It appears that Mr. Hastert carries a lot of extra luggage with him and he needs to get rid of it and fess up to the people. I think that the Hastert family has gained too much from the office of the congressman and speaker. His two sons are lobbyists in Washington working for google and an oil company. Until Hastert fesses up to what he has done, I say that he should be totally ignored this election season. It's time for him to go. Let's look at one of Hastert's dirty deals:

HASTERT WON'T FESS UP TO HONEST GRAFT
By Paul Kiel
June 2006

Last week, we noted House Speaker Dennis Hastert's (R-IL) sweet real estate deal---a deal that, as many TPM readers pointed out, Tammany Hall pol George Washington Plunkitt would have dismissed as "honest graft." "I seen my opportunities and I took 'em," Hastert might say.

Simply put, Hastert bought up a chunk of farmland, pushed to fund a highway near the area, and then cashed out three months after the funding was secured. An age-old scam.

Only in this day and age, Hastert won't own up to it. His spokesman is laughing arguably that the highway is "too far away [from the land] to have an effect."

This is remote farmland that will now be about five miles from a major highway. To be generous, that's a ten minute drive. I'm no expert, but it seems to me (born and raised in North Atlanta) a truism of suburban real estate that accessibility to an interstate or major road affects land value. The area does by all accounts seem to be experiencing a real estate boom (it's apparently the second fastest growing county in the U.S.), but it's absurd to argue that the effect of the highway on the property's value is negligible. What Hastert's flack is saying basically amounts to arguing that location doesn't have an effect on real estate values. Plunkitt would never have insulted his public with such a line.

And according to yesterday's Chicago Tribune, there's even more honest graft coming Denny's way. For tax reasons, Hastert and his business partners used the profits from the sale to buy more property---property "just south" of the land they just sold. So in about a year, Hastert will get to cash in again on land that's appreciated because of his highway.

Maybe then Hastert will have a better set of talking points.




CHI TRIB: HASTERT POCKETED $1.5 MIL ON REAL ESTATE DEAL

By: Paul Kiel
June 15, 2006

The Chicago Tribune puts a number of Speaker Dennis Hastert's (R-IL) killing on that real estate deal: $1.5 million

And here are the basics, first reported by the Sunlight Foundation yesterday.

Hastert acquired the first part of the land in August, 2002, a 69 acre portion of a 196-acre farm purchased under his wife's name. The rest was acquired by a land trust in February, 2004 of which Hastert had a quarter interest---the two partners were Dallas Ingemunson ("a long-time supporter and political mentor to Hastert who is chairman of the Kendall County Republican Party") and Thomas Klatt ("a local trucking company owner who also has been a long-time supporter and campaign contributor to Hastert").

The funding for the Prairie Parkway, which will run 5.5 miles from the plot, went through in the Fall of 2005. Three months after that, in December, Hastert and his partners cashed out, selling the land to a developer for a $3M total profit. Ingemunson told the Tribune that Hastert's share of that was five-eighths---about $1.5M. (The Chicago Sun-Times, without attribution, reports the profit as "close to $2M).

Now Hastert's camp is focusing on squashing the story with the line that 5.5 miles isn't close enough to effect the price of the plot. In fact, they're so up in arms that Hastert's lawyer wrote an angry letter to the Sunlight Foundation and have threatened legal action. But no amount of yelling will change the facts on the table.




BUY LOW, EARMARK TO BUILD NEARBY HIGHWAY, SELL HIGH

By: Paul Kiel
June 14, 2006

Over at the Sunlight Foundation, they've found Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) taking a page from Rep. Ken Calvert's (R-CA) investment playbook.

For years, Hastert has been pushing the construction of a highway called the Prairie Parkway in Illinois. He secured $207M in earmarks to support the project. But what he didn't tell constituents was that he owned a huge plot of farmland just a few miles from where the raod would run. And now that the project's gone through, the land has been transferred to a real estate development firm with plans to build a 1,600 home community. The land has already improved in value by millions of dollars.

I wonder how much Hastert will ultimately make on the deal?




BUSH ORDERS SEIZED DOCS SEALED FOR 45 DAYS

By: Justin Rood
May 25, 2006

President Bush has intervened in the constitutional catfight between House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and Congress, and the FBI and the Justice Department. He ordered all materials seized by the FBI from their raid on Rep. William Jefferson's (D-LA) office to be sealed for 45 days.

***Makes you wonder what Hastert is so afraid of, doesn't it? What does he got to hide?

The documents are currently held by the solicitor general, Paul Clement, AP reports. The solicitor general's official duties are to represent the U.S. Government in cases before the Supreme Court.




ABC IGNORES DENNY'S GRAND SLAM

By: Justin Rood
May 25, 2006

Hastert has struck back at ABC News for saying he is under investigation by the Justice Department in connection with the Abramoff trial. But the network appears not be be heeding him.

***Hastert is definitely wound up with Abramoff. Maybe not in his trial, but with Abramoff!

Hastert had his personal lawyer write an angry letter to ABC, accusing the network of "libel and defamation" for its "publication of...false information, after having actual knowledge of its falsity." This is on top of his earlier demand that ABC retract its story.

***Politicians don't usually have a personal attorney unless they need one! What is Hastert worried about now?

ABC's apparent response? Bring it. The network published yet another story, this one not even about Hastert, that manages to mention one more time the allegation that the Feds are looking into the House Speaker.




DEP AG: HASTERT NOT "IN THE MIX"

By Paul Kiel
May 25, 2006

Brian Ross relays the Justice Department's latest on ABC's story that Dennis Hastert is under investigation by the FBI, this one straight from the DOJ's #2, Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty:

"With regard to reports suggesting that the Speaker of the House is under investigation or 'in the mix,' as stated by ABC News, I reconfirm, as stated by the Department earlier this evening, that these reports are untrue."

This sounds like a comprehensive denial to me.

***When something isn't true, you usually blow it off. Hastert has to go and get the DOJ to come out to let us know that he's "not in the mix." Why doesn't he just leave it alone? BECAUSE HE DOES HAVE SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT!




IF FEDS ARE CURIOUS ABOUT HASTERT, IT'S NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY

By: Justin Rood
May 25, 2006

It was a shock to most when ABC reported yesterday evening that the Justice Department was investigating House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL). But a look at the record shows the Abramoff scandal has been camped outside Hastert's door for some time.

The crux of Hastert's troubles is a 2003 letter to then-Interior Secretary Gale Norton which the GOP leader co-signed, along with three other party members, concerning an Abramoff tribal client. As long ago as September 2004, The Washington Post telegraphed how fishy that missive was:

V. Heather Sibbison, a lobbyist at the time for Jena Band, said: "I don't do this for a living, and I have never seen a letter like that before. It was incredibly unusual for that group of people, who do not normally weigh in on Indian issues, to express such a strong opinion about a particular project not in any of their home states."

This January, when Abramoff pleaded out and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, the Chicago Tribune's Mike Dorning told us what bad news that was for Hastert. A week before the quartet sent their letter, he noted, Abramoff had hosted a fundraiser for Hastert. "The guilty plea by lobbyist Jack Abramoff could bring renewed scrutiny of a letter sent by House Speaker Dennis Hastert," he wrote, and explained why:

Indian tribes represented by Abramoff donated more than $20,000 to Hastert around the time of the fundraiser, which was held at Signatures, a Washington restaurant owned by Abramoff. Hastert's campaign committee did not pay the tab for the June 3, 2003, luncheon fundraiser until last year, following media inquiries about the unpaid check.

Given all that, it would almost be curious if the Justice Department truly had no interest in Hastert.




ABC STICKS BY STORY: HASTERT UNDER INVESTIGATION

By: Paul Kiel
May 24, 2006

Shortly after the ABC News story hit, a Justice Department spokewoman issued a statement that "Speaker Hastert is not under investigation by the Justice Department." Hastert demanded a retraction from ABC.

But these terms---investigation, subject, etc.---are terms of art. And an official denial doesn't mean very much. Brian Ross has since posted an update saying that his sources, described as "federal law enforcement sources," are telling him that the DOJ's denial "was meant only to deny that Hastert was a formal 'target' or 'subject' of the investigation." To be a target or a subject is, of course, a very high threshold. Often a target letter will nearly coincide with an indictment, as was the case with Scooter Libby.

But let there be no doubt---Jack Abramoff has spilled the beans of Hastert:

Law enforcement sources told ABC News that convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff has provided information to the FBI about Hastert and a number of other members of Congress that have broadened the scope of the investigation. Sources would not divulge details of the Abramoff's information......

"Whether they like it or not, members of Congress, including Hastert, are under investigation," one federal official said tonight.




HASTERT UNDER INVESTIGATION BY FBI

By: Paul Kiel
May 24, 2006

Do you think they'll try to search his office?

From ABC:

The Speaker of The House Of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is seeking to determine his role in an ongoing public corruption probe into members of Congress. ABC News has learned from high level government sources.

Federal officials say the information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government.

Part of the investigation invloves a letter Hastert wrote three years ago, urging the Secretary of the Interior to block a casino on an Indian reservation that would have competed with other tribes.

The other tribes were represented by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff who repeatedly has provided details of his dealings with Hastert as part of his plea agreement with the government.

This letter was written shortly after a fund-raiser for Hastert at a restaurant owned by Abramoff. Abramoff and his clients contributed more than $26,000 at the time.

***Like I said, Hastert doesn't deserve to be reelected, especially since he done this uinder his title as "Speaker of the House." The Hasterts have gained enough money through his office. You'd be a fool to vote for Hastert! If you know anybody who plans on voting for him, send them this article.



NEO-CON MADMAN STRIKES AGAIN---THE LONDON FEAR FRENZY

The Neo-Cons strike again! Unabashed in their fascist-like lust for power, the Bush administration began on Wednesday, an all out assault on the Democratic Party's patriotism and willingness to defend the American people from terrorists.

***Sure, because they are running scared now that Lieberman lost his bid for reelection! It seems that anyone who backed Bush and the neo-cons are losing their seats, and so they should!

Nothing new there! Questioning their political "enemy's" love of country is after all, what Republicans do best. This time, however, the Neo-Con madmen had an ace-in-the-hole: Tony Blair had made them privy to a soon-to-be announced terror plot. And Bush, Rove and Republicans used that information---while simultaneously CONCEALING IT FROM DEMOCRATS AND THE NATION---as their basis of their dastardly attack on the Democratic Party's commitement to protecting the country's citizens. Democrats, according to Bush and Republicans, like to see America's women and children slaughtered...that is how they get their kicks.

Well before Wednesday, the administration was aware of Britain's plans to launch a raid against a "possible" terror plot. In an unusual move, Cheney, while vacationing at his Wyoming Ranch, had arranged a phone conference with reporters. This was something the Vice President was loathe to do during the Katrina massacre, but quick to do in order to gain possible political traction by attacking Democrat's love of country, and too, to seize an opportunity to instill a little fear in the American electorate. Everyone knows nothing works better for Republicans during an election year than baseless attacks upon Democrats' patriotism and scaring the people.

***And the Republicans sit back and laugh at "the people" behind their backs because they know there wasn't any danger in the first place!

With the knowledge of a terror scare coming soon:

* all day Wednesday, the entire Neo-Conservative Republican political apparatus had been busy assailing their political enemy's willingness to fight terrorism;

* On Thursday the Neo-Con assault intensified and finally peaked when news of the British scheme was made public.

* Then, in the most vile and unbecoming manner possible, Republicans accused Democrats of having forgotten the attacks on 9/11.

Some Republicans were even gleeful enough to remind reporters that with the anniversary of 9/11 fast appraoching, their attack on Democrats, coupled with the London conspiracy would do wonders for their lagging poll numbers: "Weeks before Spetember 11th, this is going to play big," one White House official said.

***With a comment like that, who do you think the Republicans are really worried about? The American people or getting to keep their seats? They are "happy" about this. Something finally turned up good for them. But the truth is, it is baseless! Why would Bush keep this from the nation? He didn't have to announce it. He could have started precautions earlier but waited until after these people were picked up. HE WANTED TO GET HIT AGAIN!!!!!

When questioned about the timing of their latest assault upon Democrats, Tony Snow insisted the entire onslaught was a result of Lieberman's defeat in Connecticut. Later however, parsing words as only the Neo-Con menace to America can, Snow said that though he was aware of the plot since last Friday, "[their assault upon Democrats] was not done in anticipation. It was not said with the knowledge that this was coming."

LATER IT WOULD BE LEARNED THAT BLAIR HAD INFORMED BUSH MONTHS AGO, OF THE GROUP BEING MONITORED.

Perhaps, to emphasize the depth of the Neo-Con Republicans; concern for the safety and wellbeing of the American people one Republican aide said, "I'd rather be talking about this than all of the other tings that Congress hasn't done well." One can almost feel the concern dripping from the Republican's words, like the blood of an innocent victim from the hands of a serial killer.

This dastardly fear-based attack upon their political enemies will be the Neo-Con Republican menace's game plan from now until November. With recent polls showing half of the American people still believing---despite ALL evidence to the contrary---that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, there is no doubt of the people's gullibility (***and/or stupidity).

LET'S HOPE THIS TIME HOWEVER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SMART ENOUGH TO SEE THROUGH THIS SICK GAME OF FEAR THE REPUBLICANS ARE PLAYING THIS ELECTION CYCLE...LIKE THE LAST TWO ELECTION CYCLES. THEN AGAIN, AS A WISE MAN ONCE SAID, "HOPE IN ONE HAND AND SHIT IN THE OTHER AND SEE WHICH FILL-UP FASTER."

Commentary By: A. Alexander
PDB
August 11, 2006