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northern Virginia, Fairfax County, 6-12:30 poll shift

Turnout is very high.  We have about 2500 registered in our precinct, which has been trending Dem and went about 60-40 for Kerry.  700 voted prior to today, either absentee or early voting.  At 6 am the line extended another...

Not Recommended

I had a minor "incident" while doing doorhangers today in suburban northern Virginia. A mid-40s male was doing yardwork out front as I approached the driveway in the early evening darkness.  The mid-40s female listed as also living at the address--previously identified...

Setting the Record Straight on "Palin 5.0"

Josh, your 10/20, 7:15 pm blog entry <a href="http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/238576.php">"Palin 5.0"</a>, as I read it, is misleading and unfair to Palin.     The blog entry reads simply and in full: "Palin calls reports of hollered threats at rallies 'atrocious and unacceptable.'"   ...

A Thought on Countering the Sleaze

I'm wondering if the Obama campaign has considered doing some TV ads that have Obama standing with police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical folks, etc. as they talk about why they and their organizations are supporting Obama?  At the...

McCain, Palin's Critics, and Georgetown Cocktail Parties

Takes one who's attended them to know about them, evidently. From today's WashPost, page C3:  "Defending his veep pick Sarah Palin yesterday, Sen. McCain twice made withering references to the sort of critics who hang out at 'Georgetown cocktail parties.'... For...

Would Obama Dare Vote "No" on the Senate bailout bill tonight?

McCain's already on record as supporting the bill the Senate is scheduled to take up tonight.  (If Obama has also said he's voting yes, please feel free to disregard the rest of this post.  I haven't heard news to that effect.)  Suppose...

Dear Senator Webb...(what I am asking him to do re the bailout bill vote scheduled for today)

(text of email sent this AM to one of my senators.  I left a voice message for him and for Majority Leader Reid to the same effect, as succinct as I could make it.) Senator: I am a strong supporter who...

Should Congress Rule Out Reconvening Before Thursday?

Of course, we know that tomorrow and Wednesday, with the Congress out of session because of the Jewish holiday, the markets will calm down.  So the thought of Congress taking another vote on today's or a revised proposal before Thursday...

A Possible Play for Obama

Recognizing the Republican gambit is to get one debate, at least, nixed, or else try to raise the bar on Obama's performance and lower it on McCains if it does go through by trying to force Obama to argue for going ahead with...

Dear George Will

Dear George:   For years I have regarded you as a true conservative in most respects.  In my view the most important and valuable personal quality of the true conservative is what I would describe as passionate sobriety.    This year, at...

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