Edwards, Obama on the Air; What I’m reading


The story of the Obama Ads is here in the NY Times.   The Borq Queen’s resistance is futile tour continues as she attempts to assimilate the business community and Warren Buffett. 

I am also reading the extensive series the Washington Post has done on the enormous power Vice Preznit Dick Cheney wields behind the throne.   They’ve done stories Sunday, Monday, and Today that are quite illuminating.  I would encourge you to read each story in order so that you can get a true sense of what malevolence is.  The post reveals how he kept Condi and Colin, the doublemint twins of mass deception in the dark about his nefarious scheme to detain, indefinitely and without access to counsel, American citizens deemed terror suspects.  

Then there was yesterday’s extraordinary White House “Briefing” in which “Legally Blond” Deputy White House Press Secretary Dana Perino bobs and weaves around questions regarding whether the Vice President is a member of the Executive Branch and is able to be investigated by an executive branch agency.   

She seems to be saying that ,”I am only up here to look really pretty, sympathetic,  and answer nothing-because I’m an idiot.”   That’s truly why she’s “thoroughly confused.”

Election Day


Today is Election Day, Children.   The ladies of California’s  37th Congressional District-Laura Richardson, Jenny Oropeza, and Valerie McDonald face off against each other to see who will win the Democratic Primary and subsequently, this seat.   Laura Richardson’s labor allies are involved in serious and well-funded member to member election contact on her behalf and the Indian Tribes are funding Oropeza’s voter contact program.   Tonight we’ll see who’s been most effective.  

Another wrinkle has been added in this race by the sharp elbow Richardson gave Oropeza for taking off and missing votes during her liver cancer treatment.   Most folk think that was a low blow and yet another foot inserted into the mouth of the leading African American candidate in this race.  

I will be pulling a late night tonight to blog as this race develops.