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The Safest Senator

When calling Congresscritters tomorrow, especially for those in NY State, please feel free to remind Senator Schumer’s office that he and Barack Obama were the two people [in contested elections] who finished with the widest margin of victory in 20062004 [h/t to my Loyal Reader and Kohole in comments]—about a 50% margin in both cases. […]

The New Feminism: Nothing for Rape Prevention

Via The Good Roger Ailes, ABC News reports that rape kits aren’t the only thing Sarah Palin tried to leave the responsibility of the victim: Fighting back against allegations she may have fired her then-Public Safety Commissioner, Walt Monegan, for refusing to go along with a personal vendetta, Palin on Monday argued in a legal […]

Diversion: You Kids Get Off My Lawn!

I had to save this for posterity just in case the McCain campaign located an Internet consultant more sophisticated than Ted Stevens and gave TPM some linkrot. Below the fold in case your work is not save for Onion-grade humor. Addition: John Cole has some higher-grade examples. (Title reference.) Actual screen capture from my computer. […]

Remember the Vega response? It’s a philosophy problem.

by DolB After reading Tom Bozzo’s post via Vtcodger, I was inspired by the comments about bad management. I’m not confident that the issue of the Big 3 management is the result of stupidity as much as it is from philosophy. Part of the bitching of the Big 3 in the first crisis was do […]