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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Blogs Change and Grow

Today I was over at Ezra Klein's blog, and discovered that it will be under TAPPED's umbrella. I guess Ezra felt it was time to move on over to his employer's shop, The American Prospect, a very well-written political analysis journal for policy wonks and laypersons alike.

The other big news out of this move is that the weekenders are not going with Ezra's blog to the American Prospect. Instead, they are going out and being entrepreneurial with a new group blog called Cogitamus. Knowing the writers (or at least 2 of them who are JRE supporters) and their styles, I do not doubt they will travel far together in bringing readers some eclectic posts.

Good luck to Cogitamus and to TAPPED!


Friday, December 07, 2007

Bush Humor

I saw this bit of humor on one of the blogs today. Enjoy!

Bush Library Planning

Here are what the draft plans for the George W. Bush Library now call for:

The Alberto Gonzales Room - Where you can't remember any of the exhibits.

The Hurricane Katrina Room - It's still under construction.

The Texas Air National Guard Room - Where you don't have to even show up.

The Walter Reed Hospital Room - Where they don't let you in.

The Guantanamo Bay Room - Where they don't let you out.

The Weapons of Mass Destruction Room - Nobody has been able to find it.

The War in Iraq Room - After you complete your first tour, they can force you to go back for your second and third and fourth and fifth tours.

The K-Street Project Gift Shop - Where you can buy an election, or, if no one cares, steal one.

The Minneapolis Airport Men's (or Tapster's) Room - Where you could meet a Republican Senator (or two).

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Harry Belefonte Endorses JRE in SC Today

Harry has always stood up for those in poverty and is an ardent civil rights activist. Interesting as he was in the movie, Bobby, last year.

Oh, if you also missed JRE on CNN yesterday, here's vid clip too. Both are courtesy of NCDem Amy.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Twenty Generations Ad: John Edwards Speaks to Iowans

Excellent connection with the voter, very presidential, gives his vision of making America better for the next 20 generations.

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Edwards Wins a Key Iowa Backer

And a big one in my books: Bruce Braley.

DES MOINES – John Edwards is set to collect a key Iowa endorsement tomorrow from one of the state’s Democratic members of Congress, a coveted prize that each of Mr. Edwards’ rivals have been aggressively courting.

Representative Bruce Braley, who represents Iowa’s First Congressional District in the eastern portion of the state, is scheduled to announce that he is supporting the presidential candidacy of Mr. Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina. The development was confirmed to The Caucus by two Democratic officials familiar with the endorsement.

Mr. Braley was elected to Congress last year as Democrats swept control of the House of Representatives from Republicans. In recent weeks, he has been sought after by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and Mr. Edwards, all three of whom headlined separate versions of “Bruce, Blues and BBQ,” a fund-raising dinner for Mr. Braley.

He is the first of Iowa’s three Democratic members of Congress to announce his endorsement. The value of any endorsement is always an open question, but as Mr. Edwards seeks to compete for attention and support with Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama, this rollout signals the beginning of an intense final month of the Iowa caucus campaign.

The endorsement will formally be announced tomorrow in Waterloo.

JRE stumped for him 3X in 2005-2006. Braley is a rural guy; he knows who helped him the most, despite Obama giving him 9K this past year from Hopefund PAC.

Thanks, Bruce. You are true to your core.

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