Daily Archives: October 17, 2006

Diebold hires top Dem for PR blitz

With a phone call and a retainer, Diebold CEO Walden O’Dell has launched former Democratic National Committee chairman Joe Andrew on a 50-state ambassadorship for electronic voting.

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No Ethics, No Class: Senator uses campaign $$ for staff Christmas bonuses

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has been using campaign donations instead of his personal money to pay Christmas bonuses for the support staff at the Ritz-Carlton, where he lives in an upscale condominium. Federal election law bars candidates from converting political donations for personal use.

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Bush : No Deadline Set for Iraq

President Bush telephoned Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki today and reassured him the administration has no timetable on support for his government but believes more needs to be done to tackle the “unacceptable level” of violence in the country, including disarming the country’s militias.

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Bush : Partitioning of Iraq Would Lead to More Violence

Creating semi-autonomous states for Kurds and Shiite and Sunni Muslims would worsen divisions in Iraq, which has been suffering a surge of sectarian violence. “I don’t think that’s the right way to go,” Bush said on Fox. Setting up “three autonomous regions will create a situation where” more fighting would occur.

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U.S. Army sniper nails record shot

Gazing through the telescopic sight of his M-24 rifle, Army Staff Sgt. Jim Gilliland, leader of Shadow sniper team, fixed his eye on the Iraqi insurgent who had just killed an American soldier…

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A Sunday-Morning Mud Bath

Sunday morning’s attorney-general debate between Jeanine Pirro and Andrew Cuomo indulged a form of violence that was patently inappropriate for the churching hour. When two candidates stand at podiums and list the names of persons both alive and dead their opponent should apologize to, the discourse has morphed into a supernaturally grotesque …

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Giant-Killer Lamont Stumbles

… trying to persuade Lieberman to give up his independent candidacy for the good of the Democratic Party. “They said, ‘Don’t come out and go too hard on Joe. Give us an opportunity.’ ” That never happened. Lieberman ignored pleas to quit the race and quickly swapped out his primary team of advisers for new consultants, …
GO JO GO!

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