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No Presidential Child Left Behind

Do have a COW, man!

I really thought “No Child Left Behind” was supposed to apply to everyone’s children, but oh well. At least it keeps him off the streets, and out of the White House.

September 13th, 2007 at 08:00pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Republicans,Wankers

The Republican Mindset

Misery and death is a small price to pay for a vanishingly small chance of a positive outcome, especially when it’s the misery and death of other people. Little people. Expendable people. And not just our own troops, but the millions of Iraqis killed, maimed, displaced, or ruined by this useless war.

It’s even more disgusting when you consider that the Commander-In-Chief truly has no plan beyond “Throw more troops and money at it until something good happens/it becomes someone else’s problem,” and occasionally yelling, “Be more competent!” at the Iraqi government (which is ironic to say the least). We are not paying “a small price” for a big return; we are paying a large price for a small, or even negative return.

2 comments September 13th, 2007 at 06:48pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Republicans,Wankers,War

Voter’s Remorse

The Great Orange Satan decided to use some of the generous stipend he receives from Liberal Mastermind George Soros to commission a poll of CT voters to see if they would vote for Joe Lieberman again if they were granted a second chance. Let’s see how that turned out…

For whom did you vote for in the 2006 race for U.S. Senate, Ned Lamont, the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger, the Republican, or Joe Lieberman, an Independent?

        Lieberman  Lamont  Schlesinger
All         49       42        9
Dem         34       62        4
Rep         67       10       23
Ind         53       41        6

If you could vote again for U.S. Senate, would you vote for Ned Lamont, the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger, the Republican, or Joe Lieberman, an Independent?

        Lieberman  Lamont  Schlesinger
All         40       48       10
Dem         25       72        3
Rep         69        7       24
Ind         38       49        9

Gee, you’d think Joe’s Reasonable Centrist Moderateness would only attract Independent voters, not drive them away in droves. Why, for something like that to happen, it would almost have to mean that all those Bipartisan Rawks!/Give-The-Republicans-Everything-They-Want-Because-It’s-The-Civil-
Thing-To-Do concern trolls like Broder are Wrong About Everything, and that can’t be possible, can it?

I also like the fact that CT Republicans actually like Joe a little bit more now, and that his current Democratic numbers bear a striking resemblance to Dubya’s approval rating. I guess there are always some brain-dead Kool-Aid drinkers in every tribe.

September 13th, 2007 at 05:42pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Elections,Lamont,Lieberman,Politics,Polls,Republicans

Biggest. If. Ever.

The Surgin’ General is thinking big:

The US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, expressed long-term interest in running for the US presidency when he was stationed in Baghdad, according to a senior Iraqi official who knew him at that time.

Sabah Khadim, then a senior adviser at Iraq’s Interior Ministry, says General Petraeus discussed with him his ambition when the general was head of training and recruitment of the Iraqi army in 2004-05.

“I asked him if he was planning to run in 2008 and he said, ‘No, that would be too soon’,” Mr Khadim, who now lives in London, said.

General Petraeus has a reputation in the US Army for being a man of great ambition. If he succeeds in reversing America’s apparent failure in Iraq, he would be a natural candidate for the White House in the presidential election in 2012.

I’m okay with making Petraeus’s presidential aspirations contingent on his success in Iraq. In fact, I would like to extend that same courtesy to all Republican presidential hopefuls.

(h/t pontificator)

2 comments September 13th, 2007 at 11:34am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Iraq,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Air & Space Ballblogging


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September 13th, 2007 at 07:32am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Photoblogging,Washington DC

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