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  • Brown lambasted for opposing global-warming vote

    06/06/2008 11:24:35 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 16 replies · 123+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 6, 2008 | Jack Torry
    Brown lambasted for opposing global-warming vote Friday, June 6, 2008 11:24 PM By Jack Torry THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH WASHINGTON — Sens. Sherrod Brown and George V. Voinovich today helped block a sweeping bill aimed at curbing global warming, ending congressional efforts on climate change until next year. By a 48-36 vote, supporters of the bill failed to muster the necessary 60 votes to end a Republican filibuster and clear the way for final passage. Brown was one of four Democrats and Voinovich was one of 32 Republicans to support the filibuster. While Voinovich's decision to oppose the bill had been...
  • A quick Senate session blocks Bush appointees

    05/23/2008 3:17:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 30 replies · 128+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/23/8 | JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer
    The Senate is famed for its longwinded debates, but on Friday it took Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown just seconds to stop Republicans in their tracks. With the Senate entering the first day of its Memorial Day recess, the Ohio senator was briefly in the chair, before a near-empty chamber, to gavel in and gavel out what is called a pro forma session. Without that procedural move, the Senate would technically be adjourned and President Bush could install administration officials or judges as "recess appointments" — without Senate confirmation. "That's the fastest I've ever done it," said Brown, who like other...
  • Government-Defined Patriotism (via Dems of course)

    02/12/2008 6:53:52 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 3 replies · 58+ views
    February 12, 2008 Government-Defined Patriotism An interview in The Nation's blog with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH):I've talked to Barack a lot about his Patriot Corporation Act, which is not trade per se, but it's certainly part of the economic package around globalization. The Patriot Corporation Act has not gotten the attention that I would hope it would. But, basically it says that if you play by the rules, if you pay decent wages, health benefits, pension; do your production here; don't resist unionization on neutral card check, then you will be designated a "Patriot Corporation" and you will get tax...
  • Columbus' Hometown Jihad (Ohio Homeland Security Board Appoints Terror Apologist)

    07/13/2007 10:20:05 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 6 replies · 575+ views
    FrontPage magazine ^ | 07-11-07 | Patrick Poole
      Make Comment View Comments Printable Article Font Columbus' Hometown Jihad By Patrick PooleFrontPageMagazine.com | July 11, 2007 Last Monday, Ohio freshman US Senator Sherrod Brown (D) probably had no idea that when he met with a group of Columbus-area Somali leaders that they were being led by one of the most vocal Western supporters of the Somali al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group, the Islamic Courts Union (ICU). That oversight is forgivable, considering that Abukar Arman, one of my Hilliard, Ohio neighbors, regularly operates among the political elite of the state of Ohio, though as I discovered in my extensive investigation,...
  • Barack Obama called on to renounce MoveOn.org hate organization

    03/15/2007 11:38:54 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 2 replies · 298+ views
    MoveOn.org, Please Move On! ^ | 3/15/07 | MoveOn.org, Please Move On!
    This is what Ronald Reagan said and did when, in 1980, the Ku Klux Klan offered him its endorsement. [Picture of Reagan, words denouncing the Ku Klux Klan added] "I said that I have no tolerance for what the Klan represents, and would have nothing to do with any groups of that type. ...I firmly believe that there is no room for partisanship on this question. Democrats and Republicans alike must be resolute in disassociating ourselves from any group or individual whose political philosophy consists only of racial or religious intolerance, whose arguments are supported only by intimidation or threats...
  • Kerry-On Baggage: Ohio US Senate Race Edition (Sherrod Brown Steps in It)

    11/01/2006 3:53:36 PM PST · by Sister_T · 7 replies · 376+ views
    BizzyBlog ^ | November 1, 2006 | BizzyBlog
    Mike DeWine must have thought in this press release earlier today that Sherrod “Charade” Brown would at least keep his yap shut about John Kerry’s insult to our troops. He overestimated his opponent (HT Hewitt), who said the following just a few hours ago: Rep. Sherrod Brown, a Democrat leading in late polls in his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Mike DeWine, said Republicans are merely trying to change the subject. “The people who should apologize are George Bush and Mike DeWine for sending our troops into battle without body armor and without examining the cooked intelligence,” he said. I...
  • Blog Against MoveOn.org; Back the Attack!

    10/26/2006 1:40:25 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Anyone who wants to help kick MoveOn.org's backside this election can help by blogging about how MoveOn.org knowingly and willfully welcomed anti-Semitic, racist, and anti-Catholic hate speech at its Action Forum until the widening scandal forced the scandal to shut down on September 24. Please circulate this information as widely as possible, especially in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Connecticut where MoveOn.org is backing candidates. Here is a list of MoveOn.org candidates: Ned Lamont (D-CT) Patrick Murphy for U.S. Congress (D-PA-08) Diane Farrell for U.S. Congress (D-CT-04) Robert Byrd for U.S. Senate (KKK-WV) Bob Casey for U.S. Senate (D-PA) Nick...
  • For U.S. Senate: DeWine displays cooperation, common sense necessary to get essential work done

    10/15/2006 6:58:36 AM PDT · by gotribe · 15 replies · 462+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 10/15/2006 | Columbus Dispatch Editorial
    For the hard work and tough decisions that lie ahead, the U.S. Senate needs people who can foster consensus to solve problems. That’s why Republican Sen. Mike De-Wine deserves re-election to a third term in the Nov. 7 election. Over 12 years in Washington, DeWine consistently has earned a reputation for integrity and moderation in a climate that too often has been characterized by vicious partisanship. His record in the Senate is a testament to what bipartisanship and cooperation can accomplish. Most notably, he suffered the wrath of his party’s right wing in May 2005 by joining the so-called Gang...
  • Two New planks in the Democratic platform

    09/10/2006 11:50:28 AM PDT · by the Real fifi · 13 replies · 798+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9/10/06 | clarice feldman
    Two new planks in the Democrats' platform Senator Jay Rockefeller is in full propaganda mode again and the mask slipped, “Rockefeller went a step further. He says the world would be better off today if the United States had never invaded Iraq” even if it means Saddam Hussein would still be running Iraq.He said he sees that as a better scenario, and a safer scenario, “because it is called the ‘war on terror
  • Ohio Senate: Brown (D) 45% DeWine (R) 42%

    08/26/2006 4:56:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 78 replies · 1,488+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 26, 2006
    Once again, the challenger in Ohio's highly competitive race for U.S. Senate has edged out the GOP incumbent in the Rasmussen Reports election poll. Democrat Sherrod Brown now leads Republican Senator Mike DeWine 45% to 42% (see crosstabs). The one-point improvement for Brown since July doesn't mean much, except perhaps to political junkies gulping down popcorn in the front row. But the fact that the challenger has a narrow lead in three out of the last four polls is significant. Early in the year, DeWine was consistently ahead. Even though the incumbent had a seven-point advantage in June, our three-poll...
  • Don't Mess With Sherrod [Sherrod Brown's ex-wife: "physical violence and abusive nature"]

    08/24/2006 2:41:41 PM PDT · by Diago · 8 replies · 1,880+ views
    Cleveland Scene ^ | Aug 30, 2001 | David W. Martin
    From a 2001 article: When Sherrod and Larke Brown split in 1986, it was a well-known secret in political circles that they parted badly. Statehouse reporters at the time were delivered anonymous brown envelopes containing court documents with claims of neglect and cruelty. Larke had sought a restraining order against her husband. "I am also intimidated by the Defendant," her affidavit said, "and am in fear for the safety and well-being of myself and our children due to the Defendant's physical violence and abusive nature." Brown answered that he had never been abusive toward his wife and daughters. A divorce...
  • Ohio Senate: Again, DeWine (R) Behind (very narrowly)

    08/01/2006 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 83 replies · 1,262+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 1, 2006
    Brown (D) 44%, DeWine (R) 42%
  • BROWN VS. DeWINE: Senate race in national spotlight

    05/30/2006 7:13:01 AM PDT · by RobFromGa · 49 replies · 968+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 29, 2006 | Joe Hallett
    BROWN VS. DeWINE Senate race in national spotlight Monday, May 29, 2006 Joe Hallett THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH WASHINGTON — In the interval between their workaday lives on Capitol Hill and all-out campaign war in Ohio, Sen. Mike DeWine and Rep. Sherrod Brown prepare for their autumn showdown with a resolve fueled by survival. Analysts say their U.S. Senate race is one of the top three in the nation, and Nov. 7 could end the political careers of Republican DeWine or Democrat Brown, each of whom has spent the past three decades in elected offices. That the usually cautious Brown is...
  • Ohio Governor: Strickland (D) by 16 (Ouch Alert!)

    05/18/2006 6:03:01 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 102 replies · 1,812+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 5-18-06 | Rasmussen Reports
    May 18, 2006--Congressman Ted Strickland (D) leads Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (R) by 16-percentage points in the race to become Governor of Ohio. The first Rasmussen Reports election poll conducted following the May 2 Primary Election finds Strickland with 52% of the vote and Blackwell with 36% (see crosstabs). Strickland won the Democratic Primary with 79% of the vote. Blackwell faced stiffer competition and won the GOP nomination with 56% of the vote. The candidates began the year much closer than they are today with Strickland leading just 44% to 40% in our January survey. Since then, his lead...
  • Bill Pierce for US Senate (Ohio) to Defeat RINO Mike DeWine; Getting Involved

    04/12/2006 8:25:00 PM PDT · by litany_of_lies · 16 replies · 1,121+ views
    BizzyBlog ^ | April 10, 2006 | Self
    I have endorsed Bill Pierce for US Senator from Ohio over incumbent Senator Mike DeWine and one other less-qualified challenger. I encourage all Ohioans who read this to vote for Bill in the Republican Primary on May 2, and also ask that everyone spread the word that this man is the best qualified of the three candidates to represent the GOP, and the best qualified person of either party to represent our state. Bill Pierce CAN win in May, and if he wins in May, he WILL win in November.Here's a quick checklist of Bill's strengths and political positions (go...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-21-06 ("Paul Hackett: Thanks For Nothing")

    02/21/2006 5:31:12 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 80 replies · 1,431+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 21, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    How the mighty have fallen. Until recently, Paul Hackett, was a HERO to the DUmmies. He was the KEY to their expected victories at the ballot box this November. All that has changed. Paul Hackett is now the LIVING SYMBOL of the impending leftist implosion as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Paul Hackett: Thanks For Nothing." Rather than being a PLUS, Paul Hackett is now a NEGATIVE. Not only has he ensured that the Ohio senate seat remains in GOP hands, the demoralizing effect he is having is sure to spread to other races just as...
  • Hackett's research targeted Brown

    02/20/2006 8:26:59 PM PST · by hipaatwo · 17 replies · 757+ views
    Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Sherrod Brown voted to cut intelligence funding more than a dozen times before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a record that Paul Hackett's campaign advisers called proof that Mr. Brown could not win in November. A consultant hired by Mr. Hackett, Mr. Brown's onetime Democratic opponent for Senate, estimated the funding cuts would have totaled billions of dollars if enacted. None were. The consultant called Mr. Brown's votes on those proposals and a dozen more recent national security issues "toxic in today's political environment," according to campaign research documents obtained by The Blade. Mr....
  • FLASH: RUSH ERRS -- Media In Heaven Over Mistake

    02/20/2006 7:29:45 PM PST · by chuckpez · 5 replies · 546+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | February 20h, 2006 | Brian Maloney
    That liberals have so quickly pounced on Rush Limbaugh over a relatively minor on-air error, could it be a sign his accuracy rate is actually rather high? Otherwise, would the mainstream media's obvious glee be quite so pronounced? After all, opponents are monitoring every broadcast, waiting in hope for moments like this. So what was Limbaugh's Colossal Error Of The Century? He incorrectly believed Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) was black. Stop the presses! Dog bites man, nobody's perfect. Is this really a big story?
  • Hardball: Did Hackett's Unsubstantiated Charges of W Drug Use Sink Candidacy?

    02/20/2006 6:09:18 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 74 replies · 2,649+ views
    Hardball/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein February 20, 2006 In recent days, Rush Limbaugh has focused attention on the sharp-elbowed way in which the Democratic leadership forced former Marine major Paul Hackett out of the race for U.S. senator from Ohio, installing Cong. Sherrod Brown in his place. On tonight's Hardball, Chris Matthews offered an interesting theory: that Hackett's controversial statements, particularly his unsubstantiated allegations of past cocaine use by President Bush, became too hard for the Dem leadership to defend. In a set-up piece, MSNBC's David Shuster reported that "Hackett's style began creating waves. On [a past edition of] Hardball, he stood...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-20-06 ("Hackett on 'Hardball'")

    02/20/2006 3:51:10 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 69 replies · 1,268+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 20, 2006 | Kos They're DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    I KNEW the DUmmies would IMPLODE before this year's congressional elections set in but I never realized it would happen so soon. The first shot of this leftwing implosion was Paul Hackett's appearance on "Hardball" today. If you haven't seen it yet, try to catch the rerun or find the video on the Web. It is an amazing piece of video. Paul Hackett accuses his own Democrat party in general of "swiftboating" him and the Sherrod Brown campaign in particular of spreading a smear campaign against him by passing around photos of Hackett supposedly committing War Crimes. Yes, Hackett...
  • Paul Hackett Body Slams Sherrod Brown On "Hard Ball!!!"

    02/20/2006 2:24:26 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies · 1,886+ views
    Self | February 20, 2006 | PJ-Comix
    WOW!!! Did anybody out there see "Hard Ball" just now? Paul Hackett just did a HUGE body slam against Sherrod Brown by accusing his campaign of running a smear campaign against him by showing around photos of Hackett supposedly committing war crimes. If you missed it, you can see it on the repeat later this evening. The transcript and (hopefully) video should be online in a couple of days. This was a POWERFUL accusation. Oh, and thank you, Paul Hackett, for just now sinking Sherrod Brown's senatorial campaign. Glad to see you took down a fellow Democrat! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
  • Ohio Senate: DeWine (R) by 9 (DUmmies desert Sherrod Brown)

    02/18/2006 2:46:10 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 22 replies · 890+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | 2/18/06
    February 18, 2006--The story of Paul Hackett's withdrawal from the U.S. Senate race in Ohio was a major event in the blogosphere and among political activists. But, just 18% of Ohio voters followed the story very closely. Another 22% said they followed it somewhat closely while 23% said they didn't follow the news on this topic at all. Overall, 29% of the state's voters agree with Hackett and say he was betrayed by party leaders. Fifteen percent (15%) say he was not, but a majority of voters (55%) have no opinion on the topic. Among Democrats, 31% say he was...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-17-06 ("How The Democrats Took Paul Hackett Out - Mother Jones")

    02/17/2006 5:06:09 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 73 replies · 1,329+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 17, 2006 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Get the scene. A veteran Marine candidate who is wildly popular among the DUmmies gets ready to launch a senatorial campaign after being given assurances of support from the bigwig Democrats. But then a vicious whispering campaign begins accusing this candidate of committing war crimes in Iraq. So who were the devious perpetrators of this dastardly deed? It must be the the EVIL Republicans, right? Wrong. It turns out that it was the Democrats themselves. Surely this MUST be some sort of rightwing disinformation campaign to DEMORALIZE the supporters of Ohio senatorial candidate Paul Hackett? Wrong again. The SOURCE...
  • AP - Limbaugh makes error about Brown's race

    02/17/2006 4:54:57 PM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 87 replies · 6,047+ views
    AP ^ | 2/17/06
    Posted on Fri, Feb. 17, 2006 Limbaugh makes error about Brown's race Associated Press WASHINGTON - Brown is black in the eyes of Rush Limbaugh. When Iraq war veteran Paul Hackett was forced out of the Democratic primary in the U.S. Senate race in Ohio, the conservative commentator criticized The New York Times for not saying that the Democrats' preferred candidate is black. Limbaugh later found out from e-mails to his nationally syndicated radio show that the candidate, Rep. Sherrod Brown, is, in fact, white. "Uh, Sherrod Brown's a white guy? Then I'm confusing him with somebody. OK, I'm sorry,"...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-15-06 ( Implosion Over Hackett's Forced Exit From Senate Race)

    02/15/2006 5:55:59 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 106 replies · 1,632+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 15, 2006 | DUmmies, William Rivers Pitt, and PJ-Comix
    One of the biggest DUmmie political heroes has been Paul Hackett who in his Ohio Congressional race last year went to leftist extremes nationally in his bid nationally. Of course, locally, Hackett pretended that he was practically had the endorsement of George W. Bush. Nevertheless, he earned the proper leftist credentials to earn the support of the DUmmies in his bid for the Senate from Ohio. So what happened? He was FORCED out of the race by the Democrat leaders thus causing gthe DUmmies to go BERSERK as you can see in this THREAD titled, "Democratic Party? F*ck you bastards....
  • Popular Ohio Democrat Drops Out of Race, and Perhaps Politics (Hackett Blasts Democrats)

    02/13/2006 9:04:41 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 135 replies · 4,054+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2/13/06 | Ian Urbina
    Paul Hackett, an Iraq war veteran and popular Democratic candidate in Ohio's closely watched Senate contest, said yesterday that he was dropping out of the race and leaving politics altogether as a result of pressure from party leaders. Mr. Hackett said Senators Charles E. Schumer of New York and Harry Reid of Nevada, the same party leaders who he said persuaded him last August to enter the Senate race, had pushed him to step aside so that Representative Sherrod Brown, a longtime member of Congress, could take on Senator Mike DeWine, the Republican incumbent. Mr. Hackett staged a surprisingly strong...
  • DeWine Now Narrowly Leading over Hackett, Brown

    01/14/2006 10:20:49 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies · 650+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 7, 2006
    Ohio Senator Mike DeWine has eked out a narrow lead over both potential Democratic opponents in his re-election effort, but the race remains hotly competitive. The Republican incumbent enjoys an edge of 43% to 39% over Cincinnati-area lawyer Paul Hackett, and 45% to 40% over Congressman Sherrod Brown.
  • Sherrod Brown aiming for Senate (Democrat Rep. vs. GOP Sen. DeWine of Ohio)

    12/10/2005 10:46:24 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 22 replies · 1,937+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | December 2, 2005 | William Hershey
    Sherrod Brown aiming for Senate House Democrat hopes to challenge DeWine after facing Paul Hackett in primary By William Hershey Dayton Daily News COLUMBUS | Fifteen years after a defeat that contributed to the Republican takeover of state government, Democrat Sherrod Brown is ready to make another try for statewide elective office. U.S. Rep. Brown, D-Avon Lake, today released plans to officially kick off his race for the Democratic nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Mike DeWine. "I've been fighting clearly on the right side of issues ... on bringing down the cost of prescription...
  • Byron York: Plagiarism? Bloggers don’t seem to mind

    11/09/2005 7:10:10 PM PST · by Jean S · 5 replies · 985+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/10/05 | Byron York
    Suppose a Democratic strategist wrote an open letter to colleagues and clients analyzing this week’s election returns. “Republicans have very little to cheer about this election,” he said with some satisfaction. “But off-year elections are rarely harbingers of future performance. Democrats actually did quite well in 2003, to little effect in 2004.” Suppose further that the Democratic strategist signed his name to the letter and distributed it widely.And then suppose one more thing: that the Democratic strategist had not actually written those words but had lifted them wholesale from a liberal blog. (In fact, those words do come from such...
  • (Rep. Sherrod) Brown's Alito Letter Lifted From Blogger

    11/09/2005 12:23:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 1,110+ views
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | November 08, 2005 | Stephen Koff
    Rep. Sherrod Brown wrote to Sen. Mike DeWine last Friday, voicing concern about Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's labor record. Brown's language was crisp -- and was plagiarized. Roughly 90 percent of what Brown, an Avon Democrat, wrote in his letter was lifted from an Internet posting by a blogger, as Brown's office acknowledged Monday when The Plain Dealer presented the similarities. Brown had not credited the blogger, Nathan Newman of NathanNewman.org, or any other source. For instance, Newman, an attorney and labor and community activist, posted this on his blog Nov. 1: "What is striking about Alito is that...
  • Ohio Democrat Congressman Pulls a "Biden" (Plagiarism from Sherrod Brown!)

    11/08/2005 9:50:33 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 204+ views
    Ankle Biting Pundits ^ | 11/8/05 | bulldogpundit
    Are there any politicians in Ohio (other than Ken Blackwell), either Republican or Democrat, who are not blithering idiots? The latest entry in the field is Democrat Congressman Sherrod Brown, who wrote a letter of concern to GOP Senator (recent Smails Award Winner) Mike DeWine, about Judge Alito. The only problem is that Sherrod Brown is apparently taking lessons from Joe Biden, as the letter he sent to DeWine (who Brown is trying to unseat in 2006) was plagiarized from a loony left blogger. At least Joe Biden lifted his words from Neil Kinnock, a British politician, not some clown...
  • Diocese of Cleveland Sponsors Talk by Pro-Abortion Congressman Sherrod Brown

    08/19/2005 6:22:04 AM PDT · by Diago · 14 replies · 498+ views
    http://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/ ^ | August 8, 2005 | Tom Allio
    Congressman Sherrod Brown to speak at a University of Akron breakfast briefing on "What Should be Done to End the Genocide in Darfur?" The Catholic Commission will host an open to the public breakfast briefing by Congressman Sherrod Brown at the University of Akron's Martin University Center on Friday, September 2, 8:30 a.m. http://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/
  • Brown won’t run for Ohio governor, sources say

    05/03/2005 6:21:01 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 12 replies · 443+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 3, 2005 | Joe Hallett
    U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, viewed as one of Ohio’s most popular Democrats, is expected to announce today that he will not run for governor in 2006. Brown, 52, of Lorain, likely will announce plans to run for re-election to a seventh term in Congress in a conference call with reporters this morning, according to several sources. Brown’s spokeswoman declined to comment. High-ranking Democrats in Ohio and Washington have urged Brown to run for governor or against Republican Sen. Mike DeWine. Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Dennis L. White said last night that he had lunch with Brown several weeks ago. "He...
  • Ohio Elector ineligible to vote for Kerry

    10/28/2004 5:27:16 AM PDT · by Koblenz · 90 replies · 6,515+ views
    electoral-vote.com ^ | 10/28/04 | Electoral-Vote.com
    Stupidity news: One of Kerry's electors in Ohio, Rep. Sherrod Brown, is a congressman. Unfortunately, the constitution forbids federal office holders from being electors. It is possible that if Kerry wins Ohio, Brown's right to cast an electoral vote will be challenged in court. Whoever picked a constitutionally ineligible elector needs to get his or her mental software ungraded to the latest release.
  • The Tragedy of Colin Powell; How the Bush presidency destroyed him

    02/20/2004 6:55:41 AM PST · by mhking · 50 replies · 205+ views
    Slate ^ | 2.19.04 | Fred Kaplan
    What becomes a legend most? Not this Is Colin Powell melting down?It's hard to come up with another explanation for his jaw-dropping behavior last week before the House International Relations Committee. There he sat, recounting for the umpety-umpth time why, back in February 2003, he believed the pessimistic estimates about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. "I went and lived at the CIA for about four days," he began, "to make sure that nothing was—" Suddenly, he stopped and glared at a Democratic committee staffer who was smirking and shaking his head. "Are you shaking your head for something, young...
  • AKRON! HOW THE HELL DID YOU ELECT THIS GUY?

    02/12/2004 6:49:22 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 27 replies · 317+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 2/12/04 | Neal Boortz
    AKRON! HOW THE HELL DID YOU ELECT THIS GUY? If you didn't see this last night on Brit Hume's newscast you will at least hear it to today on the Boortz show. Secretary of State Colin Powell was appearing before a House committee dealing with intelligence matters. Democrat Sherrod Brown of Ohio was eagerly awaiting his turn. When that turn came Brown put on a little show that must have been embarrassing for him and for everyone in his 13th District in Ohio. In short, Brown wanted to know how Powell could rely on information from George Bush when Bush...
  • Powell Scolds Hill Staffer At Hearing: Secretary Also Clashes With Ohio Lawmaker

    02/12/2004 3:50:03 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 72 replies · 207+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12 February 2004 | Glenn Kessler
    The general chewed out the buck private yesterday. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, a retired four-star general known for his even temperament, paused yesterday during a congressional hearing to berate a Hill staffer for shaking his head as Powell offered a defense of his prewar statements on Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction
  • Deciding Where to Draw the Lines(Ohio redraws like Texas)

    08/20/2003 2:08:27 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 10 replies · 181+ views
    WashingtonPost (Cursed by thy name) ^ | Wednesday, August 20, 2003 | Juliet Eilperin
    Ohio Republicans may take a cue from state legislators in Texas and Colorado and tinker with the lines that shape their congressional districts. Now some Republicans are looking at carving up northeast Ohio, which would reshape the seats of Brown, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D), and possibly other House members. "I've seen some plans floating around to do some line adjustments," state GOP Chairman Bob Bennett said.