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Entries from July 2008

McCaskill: More Jeremiah, less Wright for Obama

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Judging by this interesting article it seems Obama’s Missouri campaign theme will be: “He believes in Jesus…did we forget to mention he’s also a Christian?” With that paragon of all things righteous and principled, Claire McCaskill, advising Obama’s Midwest operation the strategy may work. We just wonder how well McCaskill’s holy strategy will work when […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Senator McCaskill

Quote of the Day: “This Misrepresentation to Call What Sarah Did an Earmark is So Completely Unfair and Untrue, It Shocked Me”

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Hat tip: KY3 Political Notebook “My concern is that John Hancock is attacking Missouri nursing homes for political gain…If Congressman Hulshof supports it, it’s a new low for an ethical guy like him.” “This misrepresentation to call what Sarah did an earmark is so completely unfair and untrue, it shocked me.” – Former Republican Senator […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Picture/Quote of the Day · Rep. Kenny Hulshof · Sarah Steelman

Politico: Breakfast with Blunt

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

From Politico.com: House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) shared eggs and bacon with the MSM at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast this morning (though he barely touched his plate). Prompted by reporters, he riffed on Missouri’s role in the presidential race and relations between House Republicans and the president as well as between the caucus […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Roy Blunt

FiredUp Blasts Media Ally

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

We’ve lobbed our fair share of criticism at Jo Mannies and her often lazy reporting, but FiredUp Missouri took it up a notch today by blasting an usual ally. FUM is angry at Mannies’ coverage of a story they’ve been peddling to the complicit media. FiredUp called Mannies reporting “ridiculously incomplete, inept and credulous.” It’s […]

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Tags: Carnahans'

Messenger Proves a Broken Clock Is Right At Least Twice a Day

July 24th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s amazing how objective and insightful Post Dispatch capitol beat reporter Tony Messenger can be when he’s writng about two Republicans in a tough primary battle: “It wouldn’t be right for me to choose a winner or loser. But I’ll say this: Hulshof put all his eggs in the “she’s being mean to me” basket. […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Kenny Hulshof · Sarah Steelman

Hulshof Shoots Air Ball With Attack on Steelman’s “Wasteful Spending?”

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Kenny playing hoops with the lobbyists in Washington D.C. Congressman Kenny Hulshof is out with his first serious negative jab at Sarah Steelman today. In a post this afternoon on Dave Cantanese’s Ky3 Political Notebook blog – a blog many have suspected is in the tank for Mr. Hulshof because of all the recent “exclusives” […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Kenny Hulshof · Sarah Steelman

Quote[s] of the Day: Lobbyist Gephardt Not Following Dem Talking Points on Energy

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

We told you last week how “Tricky” Dick Gephardt (son of a milk truck driver!) is now a corporate lobbyist who advocates vociferously for “clean coal technology. We guess Dick doesn’t get the Democrat talking points anymore, or he simply ignores them in favor of his new corporate masters. Here are some choice quotes from […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Cardetti Demoted by Pal Nixon; What’s Up With That?”

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Hat tip: KY3 Political Notebook “In response a new Democratic spokesperson, hired solely to handle the Governor’s race challenged Republican candidates Sarah Steelman and Kenny Hulshof to outline their own healthcare plans. “It’s been roughly six months since Steelman and Hulshof embraced cutting people’s Medicaid coverage. In all that time, they still haven’t offered any […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

New Steelman Website Asks: “Who is the Real Kenny Hulshof”

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Hat tip: MPN Blog MPN Blog reported early this morning that the Steelman camp has launched a new website called “Who is the real Kenny Hulshof.” The website is divided into four sections: Who’s Kenny, Wasteful Spending, Travel, and Prosecutorial Record. Here’s what is listed under the “travel” heading: “While he may talk in Missouri […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Rep. Kenny Hulshof · Sarah Steelman

Nixon to Skip NAACP Candidate Forum to Peddle Phony Health Plan

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Sen. Bond pictured here in 1998 with former St. Louis NAACP head Charles Mischeaux The MOGOP called out Jay Nixon today on his health care plan. Continuing his tradition of disrespecting Black voters and taking them for granted, Jay is skipping a NAACP candidate forum tonight to peddle his phony plan instead. “In a pathetic […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon