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Earlier today, I did a spot on CNN.com, discussing health care reform, President Obama and the now-famous Rep. Joe Wilson. Check it out.
Scott McClellan Speaks Out [LINK]
Rove Calls McClellan A “Left-Wing Blogger” [LINK]
Bush Re-Elect eCampaign Director:”McClellan Savaged For Saying What Everyone Knows To Be True” [LINK]
CNN’s Jessica Yellin Says “Network Execs Killed Critical White House Stories” [LINK]
Murdoch: “I Think Obama Will Win… [LINK]
Rendell Doesn’t Think Clinton Can Win [LINK]
Sen. Coburn Not Happy With Obama [LINK]
NPR: Mich. Democrats Offer Plan To Restore Delegates [LINK]
Media Plays Up DNC “Chaos” This Saturday [LINK]
Delegate Dilemma…Seat Half? [LINK]
Pelosiâ€™s Crystal Ball [LINK]
TIME: Team McCain Ready for Prime Time? [LINK]
In what could be the most critical days remaining in the race for the Democratic nomination it appears, as Senator Obama said in last night’s CNN debate, that it is truly “silly season in politics.” During the debate, Sen. Clinton continued her line of attack concerning alleged â€œplagiarismâ€ by Sen. Obama and hit him hard, calling his lines, “change you can xerox.”
Obama’s use of Governor Patrick’s rhetoric does not constitute plagiarism therefore rendering her attacks false and pretty truly silly. Americans are looking for solutions, not canned attacks.
Yet, it’s still worth noting that Sen. Clinton has done the exact same thing over the course of her campaign – a glaring example taking place just last night:
Hillary Clinton: “You know, the hits I’ve taken in life are nothing compared to what goes on every single day in the lives of people across our country.”
Bill Clinton 1992: “The hits that I took in this election are nothing compared to the hits the people of this state and this country have been taking for a long time.”
I think people are really tired of this story. It truly is just silly.
UPDATE on the silliness: CNN has picked up the story
Monday night, CNN held a forum with John Edwards, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton where they talked about the issues of faith and politics. I watched the forum on TV and thought that all three candidates articulated well their relationship with faith and religion and the role that both have played on their public and personal lives. The moderator, CNN’s Soledad O’Brien asked good questions and the panel of clergy, writers and leaders in the religious community did a good job of balancing their political views with their questions for the candidates. NPR has a good wrap up of the forum. Click on the image below to hear the radio broadcast.
Ummmmm…someone at CNN is not going to be employed on Monday. If only this mistake were true. Happy Friday, y’all.
that Monica Goodling, who serves as the Justice Department’s liaison to the White House will resign her post tomorrow. Goodling recently refused to testify in front of the U.S. Senate – saying instead that she would plead the fifth. More to come.
For the past couple years, I have opened my eyes every morning to one of the most beautiful faces in the world. No, alas, not my own, but that of CNN’s American Morning host, Soledad O’Brien.
The Washington Post reports this morning that the O’Brien/O’Brien team (Miles, being the other one) are no more. They will be replaced by CNN’s John Roberts and the very attractive and talented Kiran Chetry, formerly of Fox News fame.
Miles always kind of got on my nerves. Towards the end of his run, he spent more time tracking commercial airlines on his laptop than he did reporting the news. But Soledad, sweet sweet Soledad, I never got tired of her. She will be deeply missed.
CNN sources indicate that both Soledad and Miles O’Brien have been offered correspondent positions at the network and are expected to stay at CNN.
God speed, sweet princess.
At the RNC.
The Washington Post is reporting that Melhman is stepping aside and that this move was planned regardless of how things went in the mid-term elections. In case you haven’t been following, the Republicans were thumped.
From the WaPo:
Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, who guided President Bush’s reelection campaign to victory in 2004 and saw his party suffer the loss of the House and Senate on Tuesday, will not seek a second term as party leader, informed sources said last night.
Mehlman is leaving his position voluntarily and has not come under any pressure from the White House or state party leaders to vacate his position as a result of Tuesday’s elections. According to a Republican strategist familiar with developments at the RNC, Mehlman told the White House in August that he would leave after the elections.
Mehlman met with reporters yesterday to review the midterm elections at a lunch sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor and was asked whether he planned to stay on as party chairman. He declined to answer directly but said, “I will announce soon what my plan is in the future.”
It is being reported by the Washington Times that Lt. Governor of Maryland, Michael Steele, has been offered the job. Steele was recently thumped by Senator-elect Ben Cardin (D-MD) and to the best of my knowledge, Steele has yet to officially concede that race.
This has nothing to do with Bill Maher officially “outting” Mr. Melhman on CNN, right?