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McAuliffe, according to DNC sources, has selected the members of the group and will announce them on Friday. The announcement is yet another embarrassing chapter in one of the darkest periods for the Democratic National Committee.
McAuliffe touted the 2004 plan as the best way for Democrats to select the strongest candidate in the least amount of time, ensuring that the winner would emerge with plenty of time to fundraise and perhaps with the makings of a war chest already in hand due to the short primary calendar.
Instead, they ended up with a flawed candidate who won the primary based less on his own campaign’s successes than on the failings of his competitors and the fickleness of the mainstream media.
McAuliffe, who spent months ridiculing the unemployment figures of the Bush Administration, now faces going down as one of the worst electoral leaders in DNC history, having created countless new jobs for Republicans. Under his watch Republicans regained full majority control of the Senate by a 10-seat margin, widened their majority in the House, and won the White House twice. All of it nice work Democrats couldn’t get.p> QUITE CONTRARY br> U.S. Civil Rights Commission Chairman Mary Frances Berry continues to insist that her term runs through January 2005. The White House, and just about every other sensible person in Washington, believes that the term expired on Sunday, December 5. /p>
At press time, Berry was refusing to leave her post at the civil rights offices, sending out Democratic House member John Conyers to crib from talking points Berry supporters had provided his office.
Conyers apparently knows so little about the situation that CNN caught him on camera on Tuesday fiddling with his glasses while trying to read the talking points on air.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?