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Bolling’s on a Roll

By on 11.8.05 | 10:02PM

Bill Bolling's saying that the voters will elect those who clearly communicate conservative values and focus on a positive, conservative message and not insults. To whom could he be referring?

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Kilgore Again?

By on 11.8.05 | 9:59PM

That's what Bill Bolling is promising in his victory speech. Let's hold off on that for now.

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Ashton Cabinet No. 2

By on 11.8.05 | 9:57PM

Hey, Jed: I declare this the perfect election night waiting-for-the-polls-to-close-in-California smoke.

(If you didn't know that Jed Babbin is our resident expert on matching the cigar to the occasion, you need to subscribe to TAS so you can keep on top of these things.)

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Piffle in Chief

By on 11.8.05 | 9:23PM

I forced myself to watch the Geena Davis/Donald Sutherland "Commander in Chief" tonight. I expected to hate it, but was simply bored. Martin Sheen's "West Wing" was outrageously liberal, a Clinton-without-Monica idealized leftie White House. But the White House I watched tonight was just dull. The Geena Davis president is alternately a helpless woman surrounded by Cro-Magnon males scheming to destroy her and the all-powerful Sensitive President, doing good for the poor and downtrodden. It is trivial in an ultimate sense. It's the White House equivalent of decaf coffee. Like the lady at my favorite Starbucks calls the decaf, it's a "why bother?"

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By on 11.8.05 | 9:10PM

Kwame Kilpatrick is projected to lose in Detroit, as expected (and welcomed). And occassional TAS contributor Andrew Cline, editorial page editor of the Union Leader, posts this to a different website (where he's also an occassional contributor):

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AP Calling Kaine

By on 11.8.05 | 9:04PM

And though we're not in that business, it's hard to second guess that call: Kaine's up 52-46 with 91% reporting. That's 96,000 votes to recover. The local CBS affiliate just reported that Kilgore campaign officials are nowhere to be seen at the victory party location.

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