Thursday, September 27, 2007

Rudy, Who Voted For Democrat Mario Cuomo

N.Y. Times: Giuliani Replaces Lead Fund-Raiser

"Maria Comella, a spokeswoman for Mr. Giuliani, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said the fund-raiser, Anne Dunsmore, had not been fired, but would not say why she had been removed."

I'll tell you why. Because she's the genius who had to know about that California fund-raiser where backers were asked to donate $9.11.

Chichester's Entourage Checks In / RE: "Prince Marry A Prince"

Not a single Democratic candidate was willing to say he or she thought such instruction inappropriate for students in the second grade. The reluctance to offend a powerful Democratic interest group was striking.

After the debate, MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan summed it up succinctly:

"[John] Edwards and these folks, the Democrats, they came off tonight as a nanny-state party. They're not going to let me smoke in public, they're not going to let an 18-year-old Marine have a beer, but they're going to give 6-year-olds -- teach 'em about homosexual marriage. I mean, you get the average American out there -- this might be big stuff at Dartmouth, but I can tell ya: That doesn't sell." - Rick "Flash" Davis.

Chichester's Entourage Checks In / RE: Hillary

This is a fund-raising e-mail a buddy received from Hillary (he's still an official one-of-the-fellas despite being on Hillary's e-mail list). Hillary claims if you "enter now" (which is not explained), you'll be lucky enough to be one of three people to watch a debate with her husband. Presumably, this means forking over the dough.

At first, I thought this was a gag e-mail. It isn't. The "big bowl of chips" and carrots language is not Rudy-level weird, but somewhat odd.

Dear ____,

I hear you might be watching a debate with Bill -- can I ask you a favor?

Bill mentioned "a big bowl of chips" in the email he sent you Tuesday. If you are one of the three people who get the chance to join him, can you make sure he eats carrots, not chips?

I know I can rely on you for this -- because you've been there for me this entire campaign. I've relied on you and more than a million of your fellow supporters, and you've never let me down.

Today, I need your help at a critical moment in the campaign. We're just a few days away from the end-of-quarter deadline, when we have to report the fundraising numbers that will set the tone for the final crucial months. The media and our opponents will use the numbers we report to determine the strength of our grassroots support -- help our campaign today and we can beat our goal.

And if you enter now, you could be one of three supporters invited to watch an upcoming debate with Bill.

Help me win today. Make a contribution: (link removed).

The decisions we make about our campaign's strategy over the next few weeks will depend on the strength of your support. If you make a contribution today, before Sunday's FEC deadline, those decisions will be easier -- because we will know we have the resources to win.

We're making history, you and I. Together we can change course in Iraq, restore America's standing in the world, achieve energy independence, and make sure every single American has quality, affordable health care.

So help me make history by making a contribution before Sunday's key FEC deadline. If you enter today, you might be bringing a guest to watch an upcoming debate with Bill. Help our campaign before Sunday's FEC deadline. Make a contribution: (link removed).

Chips or carrots aside, I know Bill is really excited about the chance to watch a debate with you. It's one of his favorite things to do: sit down with friends and talk politics. So I hope you'll enter today for the chance to bring a guest to watch an upcoming debate with him. He's looking forward to it -- and I hope you are, too. Not just because it will be a great experience, but because you know just what your support means to me and to my campaign.

The end-of-quarter deadline is just a few days away, so there's no better time to give. I need your help now -- before midnight on September 30 -- more than ever.

The FEC deadline is just a few days away. Make a contribution. Thank you so much for everything you do to help my campaign.

Sincerely, Hillary


Sandy Treadwell on a recent visit to Washington, D.C.:

"I sat in the visitors' gallery a couple of months ago and they were debating an amendment to the homeland security bill . . .The debate was unbelievable. It was contentious. Both parties were shouting at one another. Nothing was getting accomplished. Everything in Washington is so partisan and it's all about who has a political advantage over the other side."

Sandy, don't run for Congress if you really believe this bumpkin-speak. Washington, D.C. isn't for naifs.

Governor Richard Milhouse Spitzer

When you're to the left of Michael Bloomberg, nanny mayor, you've got a problem.

Rep. John Dingell: "This Is Going To Cause Pain"

The AP reports Congressman John Dingell, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, seeks a 50-cent-a-gallon tax on gasoline and jet fuel, a tax on carbon and the elimination of the interest tax deduction on home mortgages for homes over 3,000 square feet.

He said:

"I'm trying to have everybody understand that this is going to cost and that it's going to have a measure of pain that you're not going to like . . . This is going to cause pain. The pain is shared in a way that is fair, proper, acceptable and accomplishes the basic purpose . . . All my friends tell me you can't do this, it's going to be political poison."

I love this guy. Keep telling the American people you want to cause them "pain," John. In fact, use that word constantly.

So despite pledges by Speaker Tracy Flick Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Pat Geary Harry Reid that they would be "fiscally responsible," one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress has a massive tax hike agenda aimed right at the middle class.

Quoting Sen. Clinton's Answers From Last Night's Debate

"Uh . . . Er . . . Ah . . . HA HA HA . . . Uh, er . . . Er, uh . . . HA HA HA . . . you know . . .Ah, uh . . . Uh, ah . . . you know . . . "

Bill Richardson, Extremist

Tim Russert: Governor Richardson, if you're president of the United States you're automatically honorary chairman of the Boy Scouts of America. In light of that organization's position on sexual orientation, would you accept that position?

Gov. Richardson: No, I wouldn't. Because I think, as president, I would commit myself, number one, that I will be a leader that prevents discrimination on the basis of race, gender and sexual orientation. I will also be a president that follows the Constitution of the United States.

This is what it has come to for the Democratic party. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the most venerable institutions the United States has ever produced. Yet Bill Richardson, if elected president, would insult their noble efforts and tradition by declining to serve as the honorary chairman. It truly boggles the mind. I'd like to see him get elected just to watch him try to pull this off.

Chichester Edits Statements For Accuracy

Senator Joe Biden (D-Neil Kinnock) last night on Hillary's 1990's health care reform disaster:

"I'm not suggesting it's Hillary's fault (damn right I'm suggesting it's Hillary's fault). I think it's a reality that it's more difficult, because there's a lot of very good things that come with all the great things that President Clinton did (I have no idea what the hell I just said), but there's also a lot of the old stuff that comes back (the impeached, disbarred held-in-contempt-of-court by a Federal judge ex-president who fools around with interns) . . . When I say old stuff, I'm referring to policy, policy (I hope I didn't completely screw myself for Secretary of State in Hillary's administration)."

Pollsters Anonymous

CNN: Giuliani has caught up with Romney in New Hampshire

The Serenity Pollster: May I continue to strive to maintain the Polling Serenity to accept the crosstabs things that are not mine to sample change, courage to change the focus groups things that I should for the margin of error betterment of my fees the planet or even one likely voter life upon it , and the wisdom to know the wording of the question difference.

To be a near-daily feature given the media's obsession with polls and the horse race.

American Patriots

The 79 "patriotic" Members of the House of Representatives who voted against denouncing the ad