Monday, June 7, 2010

June 7, 2010

     Tuesday is, you might say, hog heaven for those of us who like politics.  Where, oh where to start?
     Well, there's California, where former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman, once a political unknown, could win the Republican gubernatorial nomination by spending about 80 million (yes, that is $80,000,000.00!) of her own bucks on her campaign?  An opponent attacked her as liberal on immigration, but the word is she's recovering.
     Then there's the Nevada race to decide who'll oppose Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the fall.  Former state party chairman Sue Lowden was probably the front-runner until she suggested a new approach to paying for health care:  barter. You know, bring your doctor a basket of fresh corn in exchange for his advice on how to help your sore shoulder.
    In Arkansas two-term Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has been endorsed by President Obama and others, but organized labor has spent millions of dollars helping her opponent, Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter.  The Washington Post says it's a tossup.
    Then there's a genealogically interesting House race in South Carolina:  Paul Thurmond, son of Strom, versus Carroll Campbell, son of the late governor, versus Tim Scott, the first black state representative since Reconstruction.
     But the best race in South Carolina, and probably in the country, is the GOP battle for governor.  State Representative Nikki Haley is one candidate.  She's not been helped by the fact that two political consultants have said they've had sex with her. "We'd gone to dinner. I had some drinks. Things happened," is one man's version.  Haley denies the stories.  Her opponent, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, has a supporter, State Senator Jake Knotts, who went on radio and said of Haley, who is Indian-American, "We already got one raghead in the White House.  We don't need another in the governor's mansion."
     With a nod to Alice, it is "curiouser and curiouser..." 

The New Busy think 9 to 5 is a cute idea. Combine multiple calendars with Hotmail. Get busy.

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