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Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned

By on 9.29.06 | 5:14PM

Back on June 20, 2003, our Prowler reported, apropos possible Republican senatorial candidates for 2004, the following:

There are already two candidates running for the GOP Senate nomination: U.S. Rep. Mark Foley and former Rep. Bill McCollum, who lost a previous Senate run in 2000. Few believe that McCollum can win statewide, and while Foley has been raising money in both Washington and Florida, questions about his personal life, which he declines to address, have begun nibbling at the corners of his campaign and are raising doubts inside the White House whether he's the strongest candidate to put forward for the job.

Re: Oy

By on 9.29.06 | 5:11PM

If proven true (looks like it is), especially with those IMs, I hope Foley loses his freedom as well as his job.

Oy

By on 9.29.06 | 4:28PM

Republican Congressman Mark Foley won re-election in Florida's 16th district with 68% of the vote in 2004. (Bush got 54% against Kerry's 46.) It almost goes without saying that Florida-16 is in reach for the Democrats now. Also: Ewww.

Murtha on CNN

By on 9.29.06 | 3:50PM

The word is that Congressman Murtha takes to CNN in the 5 p.m. hour to defend himself. Interestingly, they did not call me.

For those of you who are around a TV or computer at quitting time, I will live-blog Murtha's appearance here.

Elephant in the Room

By on 9.29.06 | 3:19PM

Via Reason's Hit and Run we learn James Dobson is none too happy with some of Dick Armey's quotes in the new Ryan Sager book. And he can't very well be blamed for that. Obviously sentiments will vary across the libertarian-conservative spectrum, but on my own personal meter of Usefulness to Civilization, Armey dwarfs Dobson to a point of scale where you'd have to clone several dozen Dobsons to get within measurable range. Like I said, just my personal opinion.

My interview with Sager, incidentally, resides here.

Democracy Corps

By on 9.29.06 | 2:36PM

James Carville's latest memo on November's elections, "Democrats Battling on a Large Playing Field," is here and contains some interesting polling data.

Clinton vs. Bush

By on 9.29.06 | 10:30AM

In a column about Bill Clinton's recent outburst, E.J. Dionne writes:

By choosing to intervene in the terror debate in a way that no one could miss, Clinton/>/> forced an argument about the past that had up to now been largely a one-sided propaganda war waged by the right.

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