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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Thursday's news & columns

Lots of interesting reading this morning.

Peggy Noonan speculates that talk of replacing Dick Cheney is going to heat up in the wake of the shooting incident. I wouldn't completely rule it out, but unless he has a major medical issue come up I don't expect any change before this years elections.

Inter-network jealousy rears it's ugly head as some are upset that Cheney gave an exclusive interview to FOX. Jack Cafferty of CNN was especially catty:
On CNN, commentator Jack Cafferty called the interview "a little bit like Bonnie interviewing Clyde. ... I mean, running over there to the Fox network -- talk about seeking a safe haven."
Hey, Jack maybe he just wanted an audience. If anyone still watched CNN maybe you could have done the interview.

Radio Blogger has the transcript of a funny interview of Helen Thomas by Hugh Hewitt.

Republicans Open Bids On 2008 Convention Site
31 cities were asked to apply to host the 2008 GOP Convention. With the last convention being in New York, I'd recommend heading west. I wouldn't go all the way to the coast but Denver or Minneapolis jumped off the list as decent choices. Columbus is on the list but I'm not sure that city could handle an event of that size and the traffic that goes with it.

This is a wierd story.
State Comptroller William Donald Schaefer reacted angrily Wednesday to questions about whether he may have offended an aide to Gov. Robert Ehrlich at a meeting of the Board of Public Works.

After the young woman brought him a beverage at Wednesday morning's meeting at the State House, Schaefer stared intently as she walked back to the governor's office. Then, just as she reached the door, he summoned her back as people waiting to testify before the board watched. When the aide, looking puzzled, returned to the table, Schaefer told her, "Walk again," and watched her as she made the second trip to the exit.

When reporters asked him after the meeting about the incident, he called their interest "dumb." He said "this little girl" ought to be "happy that I observed her going out the door."
Wow. I have to wonder how big a story this would have been made out to be if this was a Republican politician behaving like an idiot instead of a Democrat?

The Indians pitchers and catchers report to Winter Haven for Spring Training today! Rest of the team reports over the weekend. The only baseball news of the first week or so of Spring training involves injuries and players arriving late due to visa difficulties. So, I don't want any news for my team.


Blogger Call Me Jack said...

Re: Schaefer. This isn't so much about Repub or Dem, but rather Schaefer himself. He was mayor of B-more for 12 or 16 years, then governor for 12 or 16 more. Now, he's Comptroller for Life, I guess. The bottom line is, he and his goofy, "old fashioned" behavior are tolerated for the most part, kinda like that old uncle who constantly tells dirty jokes at the most inappropriate time. As a legend around these parts, he's given a pass on most anything.

The story gave me a chuckle when I first heard it. There goes Willy-Don again, I figured.

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