What’s Happening in Blue America
Joe Sestak: has a fantastic new anti-swift boating ad in his race against Crazy Curt Weldon (above). CREW has also asked the DoJ to investigate Weldon as to whether he compiled a "hit list" of Sestak supporters, saying something along the lines of "If they don't think there will be retribution before or after the election, they're kidding themselves." The fine tradition of GOP bullying and intimidation by lazy warmongers who never volunteered for service themselves is apparently in fine form for the November election.
John Tester: Conrad Burns says that the President has a plan for Iraq, "he's just not telling anyone." Okey-dokey. Conrad evidently smoking the good shit.
Jay Fawcett: George Bush tried to intervene personally on behalf of Lamborn, attempting to push the retiring Joel Hefley into finally supporting him. Does he not remember that Hefley's still a bit testy after getting the boot from the Ethics Committee chair when he wouldn't give Hot Tub Tom a pass for flaunting the House ethics rules? That he's probably still smarting from the way he was openly and publicly humiliated by the administration, and the bloom is long faded from that particular rose? I get the feeling Dubya thinks folks really like him and that it's a privilege to get a good kicking from him. I can't explain it any other way.
And on a related (or not) note, our own TRex was on the Young Turks yesterday talking about gay Republicans on behalf of the International Gay Conspiracy. You can hear the MP3 here, where he discusses the organization's need to recruit in order to repopulate their ranks and the fact that Mark Foley was acting as an uncover agent.
I know, I know. Every time I wake up in the morning and discover I still have a blog I marvel myself.