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how can we fight Republican spin?

I heard on NPR that Cheney was out on the campaign trail for someone in Georgia, getting him $300k in one event, to bring his total over $1M... They went on to say that the Democratic opponent there had <$50k so far in his war chest. Who do we have on our side that can do anything remotely like that? We need some party leadership... Florida 2000 has cost us so damn much.

Then I got to work and saw a DNC blog entry about Bill Frist's website poll. Apparently it used to say "Should the Senate exercise its Constitutional duty to provide the President's judicial nominees with an up or down vote?" and it had been answered with 86% "No". Yesterday evening, according to Atrios, the question became "Should the Senate be prevented from exercising its Constitutional duty to provide the President's judicial nominees with an up or down vote?"

Without resetting the numbers.

Then it became "Should the Senate from exercise its Constitutional duty to provide the President's judicial nominees with an up or down vote?"

At some point he must have gotten tired of messing around with his poll, since now it reads: "Which highly qualified nominees to the federal bench are being filibustered by Senate Democrats?" Answers: Janice Rogers Brown, Carolyn Kuhl, Priscilla Owen, or all of the above?

Interestingly enough, there's only one of these that's the right answer, Priscilla Owen; the other two judges being filibustered are Charles Pickering and William Pryor, Jr. Miguel Estrada withrew his candidacy under the shadow of filibuster. So, oddly enough, it seems that the current question... is a quiz, to see what kind of visitors Frist gets at his website? But wait... a search on the other names... shows that Brown has been filibustered. What is going on here? Is the NY Times wrong? Or what?

I gotta run to a meeting... I'll figure it out later.

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firstfrost
Nov. 13th, 2003 08:35 am (UTC)
User Icons
Okay, I just have to mention how much confusion your user icons cause me. :) The powerpuff girls are fine. But you have all these pictures of guys who aren't you! Gah! I keep trying to match the face to the person, and it doesn't go...
lemurtanis
Nov. 13th, 2003 11:12 am (UTC)
Yum. Josh Malina is tasty. :)
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