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Tim Russert, RIP

Posted by MEC on June 13, 2008

Tim Russert died today of cardiac arrrest.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

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Let’s Have a Little Blowback for the GOP Smear Machine

Posted by MEC on June 13, 2008

The GOP smear machine is openly proclaiming the intention of undermining Barack Obama by attacking his choices for advisers. Having declared victory in the resignation of James Johnson from the VP vetting team, they’re not going after Eric Holder because of Holder’s role in obtaining a presidential pardon for Marc Rich.

They need to be reminded that Marc Rich’s attorney, who strove mightily to get the charges against Rich dismissed, was none other than I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, convicted felon, and Republican in good standing.

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Friday Cat Blogging

Posted by MEC on June 13, 2008

McCain said what?”

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Funny How The AP Isn’t Pushing This…

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 13, 2008

…like they are the “ooh ooh ooh two DINO congresscritters won’t back Obama” story.

Instead, one has to go to The Hill, which 99.999% of Americans don’t read and likely will never see, for this bit of news:

At least 14 Republican members of Congress have refused to endorse or publicly support Sen. John McCain for president, and more than a dozen others declined to answer whether they back the Arizona senator.

Many of the recalcitrant GOP members declined to detail their reasons for withholding support, but Rep. John Peterson (R-Pa.) expressed major concerns about McCain’s energy policies and Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) cited the Iraq war.


It is not unusual for certain factions of the Democratic and Republican parties not to embrace their respective candidates for president. McCain’s campaign seized on some Democrats’ reticence about Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), issuing a release on Tuesday that highlighted that Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.) is not endorsing the presumptive nominee. While some conservative Democrats have yet to endorse Obama and didn’t back Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in 2004, there are both centrist and conservative Republicans representing various parts of the country who are not embracing McCain.

Republican members who have not endorsed or publicly backed McCain include Sens. Chuck Hagel (Neb.) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.) and Reps. Jones, Peterson, John Doolittle (Calif.), Randy Forbes (Va.), Wayne Gilchrest (Md.), Virgil Goode (Va.), Tim Murphy (Pa.), Ron Paul (Texas), Ted Poe (Texas), Todd Tiahrt (Kan.), Dave Weldon (Fla.) and Frank Wolf (Va.). [Wolf contacted The Hill following publication of the article to correct his staff’s error. His staff had said he has “yet to endorse McCain” and did not return follow-up phone calls this week].

Um, hello? Corporate Media? Still so stuffed from McCain’s ribs that you can’t see a story when it’s under your nose?

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