Both Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell lost their bid for election but both will probably remain on the political scene. Both will put in many appearances on TV. Why? Both own huge national donor lists that are capable of bringing in up to $8 million dollars off of the Internet. That is a lot of money and very little flesh pressing. No rubber chicken dinners. No wallowing with Sleazles. Just clean, crisp political money.
Both women worked with the same online fundraising consultant: Kurt Luidhardt’s The Prosper Group Corporation, an 11-person shop based in the Indianapolis suburbs. Luidhardt declined to go into specifics on the size of Angle and O’Donnell’s fundraising lists, but said each has “high tens of thousands” of online donors.
Both women own their own lists, not Luidhardt. If I must see either, I want to see O’Donnell. Her politics are dreadful but she, herself, is charming. Maybe she will give Bill Maher another chance.
Last night a friend made a casual comment that she saw herds of young people out cleaning up the Connolly signs, all over Fairfax County. She said it sure made her feel good and that she hates seeing election waste a month after the election.
I couldn’t leave it alone. I had to ask about the other candidate’s yard waste. She told me it was all still there. So…
Cheers for the Connolly campaign for arranging to have signs collected after the election. Is this a high school community service project or a collection of young Gerry-ites? Whoever these kids are, good for them also.
If you are planning to be out of town or have a long day planned at work on Tuesday, it is possible to go in today or tomorrow to the Voter Registration Office and cast your ballot. The office is open on Friday until 5 pm. It is also open on Saturday from 9 – 5 pm.
The only hitch is you have to give your reason and tell where you will be, which is no big deal I was allowed to list the state where I would be. It is certainly important to vote and the early voting plan allows this to happen. You will NOT be able to vote on Monday.
Prince William County Early/Absentee Voter Registration:
Office of Voter Registration and Elections 9250 Lee Avenue, Suite 1 Manassas, VA 20110 703-792-6470
City of Manassas.
9025 Center Street Manassas, VA 20108 Ph: 703-257-8230
The hours for Absentee Voting in person are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 23 and October 30, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., for the November 2, 2010 General Election. The last day a paper Ballot can be mailed for this Election is October 26, 2010. (City)
This unsavory, violent story has been developing for a few days now.
This behavior is simply unacceptable and illegal. Several names surface here–Lauren Valle of Moveon.org was the victim. Tim Profitt, Bourbon County campaign coordinator (for Paul) has admitted to being the head stomper. Mike Pezzano of Frankfort, Kentucky was allegedly the man who threw Valle to the ground.
I had intended on just posted a 1 minute clip of what happened. It seems that those clips have been removed by youtube.com. That usually happens when a complaint has been filed.
Profitt issued the following statement:
“I’m sorry that it came to that, and I apologize if it appeared overly forceful, but I was concerned about Rand’s safety,” Tim Profitt told The Associated Press.
The Paul campaign has issued a series of statements, the latest being:
“The Paul for Senate campaign is extremely disappointed in, and condemns the actions of a supporter last night outside the KET debate. Whatever the perceived provocation, any level of aggression or violence is deplorable, and will not be tolerated by our campaign. The Paul campaign has disassociated itself from the volunteer who took part in this incident, and once again urges all activists — on both sides — to remember that their political passions should never manifest themselves in physical altercations of any kind.”
Hopefully, this violent incident will serve as a notice to all involved in the political process that thug behavior is totally and unequivocally unacceptable. Mr. Profitt and Mr. Pezzano need to be dealt with by the legal system. Ms. Valle needs to do what she needs to do. There are times when throwing an individual posing a threat to a candidate might be acceptable–this is NOT one of those times. There would never be a time when stomping someone’s head or back of the neck would be acceptable.
The Gadsden Flag, “Don’t Tread on Me,” which used to be one of my favorite historical flags, has suddenly taken on a new and much more literal meaning. It doesn’t matter which ‘side’ any of the players were on or who was supporting whom. Its an example of bad behavior–behavior that we, as Americans, disdain.
Christine O’Donnell really needs to do better than this. Part of going to Washington must include basic understanding of what’s makes our government work. She really isn’t prepared on the most basic of levels. Ms. ODonnell is correct. Senators don’t have to memorize the Constitution, but they should have some basic knowledge of key ideas.
Ms. O’Donnell attacked her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons, for insisting that public schools teach evolution but not “intelligent design,” which posits that life forms are too complex to have evolved through natural processes and must have been created by a conscious being such as God. Mr. Coons, the New Castle County executive, said that public schools could not teach intelligent design or similar theories, like creationism and creation science, because they were “religious doctrine” rather than science.
“That is a blatant violation of our Constitution,” Ms. O’Donnell said. “The Supreme Court has always said it is up to the local communities to decide their standards.”
That’s generally true–except when it comes to teaching religion-based nonscientific theories of human origin. In 1968, the high court struck down an Arkansas law prohibiting instruction in evolution. In 1987, the court invalidated a Louisiana statute requiring that “creation science,” an antecedent to intelligent design, be taught alongside evolution.
Ms. O’Donnell likened Mr. Coons’s position on evolution to those of “our so-called leaders in Washington” who have rejected the “indispensible principles of our founding.”
She lacks facts on such a basic level, it makes her unqualified for office. I felt sorry for her watching the video. We are aware that the words in the Constitution do not say ‘separation of church and state.’ However the courts have continued to reaffirm this interpretation. Jefferson’s writings also support separation.
Well, jumping jackasses. Another one bites the dust. It seems that the chairman of the Virginia Beach Republican Committee has been forwarding email that is less than politically correct. It even happened before Paladino forwarded that famous picture of Trigger.
Lowell over at Blue Virginia Blog is who busted the entire situation. I can’t figure out who shot John in the whole thing because I am not a party person and don’t know all the operatives. Best I can tell, Scott Rigell( R) is the candidate who is running against Glenn Nye (D). David Bartholomew is the chairman, well, ex-chairman. He has been replaced by Ken Longo. I haven’t figured out who all the players are but I can link real well.
The Update from Monday (and a copy of one of the jokes)
The Updated Update from Tuesday (aka Top Rigell Endorser Recommends Racist “Barack the Angry Negro” video)
It looks like the walls came tumbling down there for a minute. Now…the eternal question…why are people stupid?
If you are running a campaign, running for office, anything like that..why forward stupid email, tell dirty jokes, show any interest in bestiality, fool around with women, men, or anyone else. Christine O’Donnell can be forgiven. She made stupid statements long before she ran for office or was involved in a campaign. Kristall Ball, the same thing. But these people should know better. I don’t care if they are Democrat, Republican or what. Don’t be stupid.
The town of Herndon apparently takes its poll pooches seriously. This great dane puts in an appearance at every Herndon election according to sources. He was there bright and early this morning when the polls opened at 6:30. (above picture from 2008)
I also understand that one of the founders of Help Save Herndon is on the ballot for town council. Hopefully our Herndon friends will keep us apprised of how election day is going over in Herndon. After viewing the town council meetings, it appears that peace and tranquility isn’t part of the main objective.
Is that a donkey lying down or a great dane running for office on the Jones’ sign? Perhaps he will further explain this logo on the candidate website: