Then I hope the Illinois senate advances impeachment proceedings with all due haste. Blagojevich has been nothing but a problem and an embarassment ever since he took office. Ethically challenged people never get it, and he's no exception. Enough is enough.
It was used and intended as a manner of speaking, not to be taken literally. I was referring to the back & forth, up & down nature of the updates as the recounting process moves forward. It's the Christmas season. Cheer up.
AP's Beth Fouhy is pretty much alone on this. I tuned in MSNBC's Morning Joe for a few minutes this morning, and everyone, including Joe and Pat Buchannan, agreed that none of Clinton's list of doners present just cause for criticism. They pointed out that surely Bush 41 received a considerable donation from Saudia Arabia too, for example, but we just don't know about it because he's kept his information under wraps.
I'm starting to feel the same way, but for a somewhat different reason. With the Gov. Blago scandal swirling around Obama's senate seat, I don't think it's a good time to be appointing someone on any basis except best qualified to hit the ground running.
I recall that according to a Marist Poll back in November before Caroline expressed interest, NY'ers favored their Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, to replace Hillary, so I'd guess he is probably who Rangle is referring to, assuming Rangle really does know and didn't make an inarticulate "him" error.
Regarding those who write objectionable diaries, ignore them. Entering comments, even negative ones, only serves to reinforce the diarist. Don't even troll rate them. Do nothing, nada, zilch. Writing a followup diary like this one is also self defeating. The "moderators <who> hardly seem to care" are setting an example everyone would be wise to follow.
Since when do people who post on blogs simply because they do? How would you characterize her behavior then? She impresses me as cold and aloof, and I say that as someone who reacted positively to the idea of appointing her at first.
CNN showed a clip of her today where she did give a run down of her qualifications, but that is all, and then she turned her back on the reporters and walked away. Her delivery was monotone and dry as toast. Other than that, she's making the rounds meeting with state officials. The CNN talking heads surmise she is only running for one vote at present - Gov. Patterson's - and it shows.
I've kept my comments about the issue on the positive side up till now, but have to say it bothers me to learn that Caroline is hiring people to essentially pressure for her appointment. The only reason she's in that highly select line in the first place is because of her maiden name. Her apparent unwillingness to stand in that line just like everyone else now and wait her turn, is off putting quite frankly.
David Shuster and Keith Olbermann both lost me during the primary, and no, I'm not reliving it. It can be compared to Tom Cruise's appeal prior to his Oprah couch jumping and Matt Lauer insulting, and his appeal now. Exposing such a high degree of partisan arrogance and willfully inappropriate condescension changes things. I can't separate Schuster's 'Hillary pimping Chelsea' comments among others from the news he delivers now, so I just don't bother with him. Same goes for Olbermann. His bitter, preachy, special comment attacks remind me too much of what I can't stomach about most Fox News hosts, and CNN's Lou Dobbs. Dobbs aside, I much prefer CNN in general.