So just by virtue of the fact that the union supports Hillary that means they're corrupt and I guess presumably on the take huh?
Well, for one thing, it wasn't the leadership who chose HRC but members who voted for Hillary to be the union's endorsee. I would hope that you wouldn't disparage the entire AFSCME membership just b/c they VOTED to endorse Hillary.
Secondly, I don't know what the standard is for state, county and municipal workers, but federal workers are prohibited by law from striking. So at least in the federal setting, there is no such thing as "union busting scabs" etc. Could the same be true of state/local workers as well? If that is the case, then an issue like union busting might be more important in the private sector rather than in a government setting. Or maybe the union is more concerned about what HILLARY THE CANDIDATE and not Mark Penn, one of her employees, has done to improve the working conditions for this union.
I thought it was a really cute ad too. She didn't go for the fireplace/Christmas tree shot like most of the other candidates. The spot shows her working (gift wrapping) and there was some policy in the ad as well. Very Hillary!!
There was even a little drama with where was the last present....
as Jimmy Carter. I think that's perhaps why some Carter are attracted to Senator Obama's candidacy. The same outsider rhetoric. I think the same personality type too--a passive negative in James David Barber analysis:
Responds to a sense of duty; avoid power; low self-esteem compensated by service to others; responds rather than initiates; avoids conflict and uncertainty. emphasizes principles and procedures and an aversion to politicking.
I think the overwhelming trait I see from Obama is the emphasis on principles and procedures--all of the bipartisan talk.
As for Matthews, I used to watch him daily and find him amusing. He was on my tivo at one time. No longer. His sexism and animus towards Hillary is just too off-putting for me to watch him any longer....
As I told areyouready when he was still posting here, I prefer watching how local newspapers/nightly news covers the campaign rather than the national media who have certain biases.
I preferred the CBS video clip the best, followed by the ABC one. I thought that the NBC newscast covered Hillary exactly as MSNBC/NBC does on a national scale. I guess the GE bias against Hillary has filtered all the way down to local newscasts.
Again, thanks for the newsclips. I hope people here at mydd continue to share these local reports with us....
It's kind of surprising that the Nation op-ed board decided to talk about this story and give it a forum. It's also interesting that the Nation op-ed board thinks that Edwards couldn't afford even an illegitimate adultery story right now. That was towards the end of the op-ed. The article really doesn't explain their point about that. Seems kind of over the top opinion but I don't know...
I found the undecided numbers really interesting. Between 7-9% if I'm reading the polls right. Bill Clinton told the Time's Mark Halperin that it was about 10% undecided today at The Page. I wonder what could sway those 10% one way or the other? Events on the ground? That last push by a candidate? A gaffe?
hasn't been on this site for months and I have a funny feeling that he won't be anywhere on the internet in the next few weeks/months based upon what he said on another site. He's very nervous about this race. He's too emotionally wound up right now to go on the internet to post stuff so I don't think you'll have to worry about areyouready. Besides, he moved on from this site a few months ago. He's focused on local blogs in Iowa and Hillary friendly sites, not here.
and anthropology class I learned that women tend to nod their head in order to show that they're listening to a person, not to show that they agree or disagree with that person. I didn't realize it, but sometimes I do that.
I don't think her nodding her head is going to change. Nodding her head was a learned behavior that most likely she learned as a young lady. Some things like that just aren't going to change. Take it or leave it....
tomorrow. I guess I'm going to have to tivo a few of those. I would bet that NBC/MSNBC will be the toughest interviews. I'm going to guesss that Matt will berate Hillary like normal. I think Hillary will have a better time on ABC with Diane Sawyer. At least it will be a fair interview. I don't know about Scarborough. He's a very fake person. He might be nice to Hillary to her face, but then talk smack about her after she gets off the show with Mika. Then they'll get the other pundits like Chris Matthews or Timmy Russert to then talk smack about her.
CNN's John Roberts will probably interview her on that channel. He'll be snarky. He's on the same level as David Gregory.
I don't watch CBS that much, but I would say that it's probably on the same level as ABC. Probably respectful and a fair interview with Harry Smith....
here's the recount of HRC's campaign appearance at Dunlap:
Clinton invites voters to 'inspect' her
DUNLAP, Iowa - Standing atop a stage in a livestock auction barn, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton likened the experience to her quest to woo undecided voters in the closing days before Iowa's pivotal caucuses.
"I've been to cattle barns before and sales before, in Arkansas, but I've never felt like I was the one that was being bid on," Clinton told a crowd in western Iowa. "I know you're going to inspect me. You can look inside my mouth if you want. I hope by the end of my time with you I can make the case for my candidacy and to ask you to consider caucusing for me."