November 18, 2004

Cross-Post: The Flimsy Delay Rule Change Defense

Post over at Al Franken Show blog.

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November 17, 2004

Nasty Politics: Delay Trying to Block Post-Election Jobs for Daschle Staff

Hm, and I thought Tom Delay was such a nice guy; The Hill:

Several Democratic aides said that a midsize Washington lobbying firm, the Alpine Group, declined last week to hire a Daschle staffer with whom the group had been in long-standing discussions about a possible job. They said the Daschle aide, who The Hill agreed not to name, believed he would get the job based on conversations with the firm about three months before the election.
According to one Senate aide familiar with the situation, the firm told the Daschle aide, “This is a cold town for Democrats. It’s especially cold for Daschle’s staff.” Asked whether DeLay or any of his associates had specifically conveyed a message to the firm, the Senate aide said, “The implication was that DeLay had put the word out that Daschle staff should not be hired.” ...

“We have heard from two different Republican lobbyists that this is true,” said one Senate Democratic aide. The aide cited the “K Street Project,” an effort to get firms to eschew Democrats and hire Republicans to top posts at major Washington associations, and reported GOP efforts to punish the Motion Picture Association of America for hiring former Clinton administration Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman as its head, saying the efforts had deliberately created a sense of paranoia on K Street against hiring Democrats.

And, as I almost always do in a Tom Delay post, here's my favorite Tom Delay moment:
He and Quayle, DeLay explained to the assembled media in New Orleans, were victims of an unusual phenomenon back in the days of the undeclared Southeast Asian war. So many minority youths had volunteered for the well-paying military positions to escape poverty and the ghetto that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself. Satisfied with the pronouncement, which dumbfounded more than a few of his listeners who had lived the sixties, DeLay marched off to the convention.
Those Vietnam-hogging minority bastards.

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November 16, 2004

The Election Isn't Over

Waaaat, you say? Well, it's true; new Hamster ad from House Dems:

The Election Isn't Over! There are two more chances to put the brakes on the Bush Administration's plans. Democrats Willie Mount and Charlie Melancon NEED YOUR HELP to win their runoff elections on Saturday, December 4th.

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November 07, 2004

[Reuters] From the book of

[Reuters] From the book of scary quotes: "With a bigger majority, we can do even more exciting things." Tom Delay, 11/3/04

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