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Home stretch Once upon a time, Labor Day was supposed to be the kickoff to the presidential election. Now, says the Cook Political Report's Amy...
Yes, the Chris Christie press conferences is finally over. The question remains: Is Chris Christie finished, too?
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn added his voice to those criticizing the White House decision to try suspected 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other suspected terrorists in a New York City civilian court. In a strongly worded statement issued yesterday, the Colorado 5th District Republican argued that New York could become a number one target for attacks during the trial, that the terrorists were enemy combatants who would be granted additional rights unnecessarily once brought onto U.S. soil and that the men could radicalize prison populations wherever they might eventually be held. In conversation with the Colorado Independent, however, the Department of Justice played down the criticism as overheated and lacking perspective.
Why ask Rudy Giuliani to weigh in on the Mark Sanford infidelity madness unless you're going to ask him directly about his own infidelity madness? MSNBC's Morning Joe misses the opportunity. Instead, the host lets Rudy go on about Bill Clinton's infidelities. Weird. Imagine Clinton sitting in that newsroom and no one ever mentioning "that woman" Lewinsky or that other woman Jennifer Flowers or any of the rest of the other women. Could never happen!
Colorado had the longest ballot in the country this year, and among the numerous propositions that failed was one that would have lowered the minimum age of serving in the state legislature from 25 to 21. As Tom Minnery, the Vice President of Public Policy for Focus on the Family put it, “No thanks. We have enough immaturity in the legislature already.”
Over at Salon, Avi Steinberg has written a highly entertaining account of his time patrolling the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, headquarters of the Republican National Convention, for a (unnamed) private security firm. He explores the perils of tight pants and Sarah Palin, the noshing habits of secret service officers and the unexpected joys of chanting “Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!” Steinberg also comes up with an amusing taxonomy of the drinking habits of various GOP devotees:
In a secretive brick building off an alley in Northwest Denver, behind a metal gate secured by a guard, top Republican operatives have gathered to bash the Democrat National Convention across the river.
In day one of the first Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby tracking poll of Michigan, John McCain's lead over Mitt Romney is within the statistical margin of error....