Suddenly I feel a lot better about our chances in a few weeks, though we still have lots to do and can’t afford complacency. I say this because of the latest poll from The Daily Kos.
(The PA-06 and PA-07 numbers look good in particular – no new numbers on the all-important PA-08 yet, or PA-16 for that matter).
So what’s an embattled GOP to do?
If you guessed “Trot Out ‘Deadeye Dick’ Cheney To Slime Democrats,” then you win the about-to-be-release book compilation of “Mark Foley’s Sleaziest ‘IMs’ To Congressional Pages,” autographed by Denny Hastert (and who else but right-wing stenographer Mike Allen would bring us such fawning reporting as this?).
The REALLY funny part about all of this, though, is that the Fundies and so-called “values voters” may FINALLY be getting wise to the fact that they’ve been utterly played by Bushco (gee, we’re a few months short of halfway into Bushco’s second term – do you think it took them long enough?).
Since I don’t subscribe to Times Select out of principle because I don’t believe I should have to pay for their content, I can’t link to the full text of David Kirkpatrick’s article that appears at HuffPo today that explains the unrest of “the base.” However, Kirkpatrick wrote this column last May about dissention in the Fundie ranks over Bushco’s antics (I equate Richard Viguerie at approximately the same level as pond scum, but I have to admit that he knows his stuff and has played a big role in building “the base”).
So, despite the fluffing of Mike Allen, I really don’t think anyone but the most crazed of the “full mooners” is going to care about anything Cheney says, since all Mr. “Undisclosed Location” is going to do is trot out the same old tired act, which at this point is hardly newsworthy.
However, were he to shoot somebody else in the face…