Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)
Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.
This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.
Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Well, well--even embittered little peckerwoods have coattails.
Parker beats Justice Brown in Supreme Court Place 1 raceInteresting race, although I think Brown's loss has more to do with the perception (at least among likely male voters in my household) was that she tried to play both ways with the Ten Commandments issue--on one hand, saying it was sad to see them go, then saying she led the way for the more neutral display that took its place--and came away looking disingenuous. As far as I could tell, Parker's only ad on television mocked her for being endorsed by "every liberal paper in Alabama" (read, "every major daily in the state, some of whom are laughably unliberal in their editorial bias") and mocked her "politically correct, ACLU-approved display" of the Ten Commandments. Whatever happened, it is disconcerting that Republican voters just nominated someone who has no experience as a judge. This one is close, but probably more due to the number of candidates involved rather than anything else. The fact that even in a crowded field Bolin got 50% should be good news for him--anything less than 50% would have meant a much tougher climb. Whu?! Odd to go out of state for a comment about this, given the amount of poli-sci professors in the state... Don't count him out. Remember, Lyndon LaRouche has run unsuccessfully for President seven times. Some people are naturally muleish, and throughout our history we seem to have had more than our share of little banty roosters wanting to try to face down the federal courts. Of course, roosters don't stand much of a chance against a farmer with an axe, but, you know. Barnyard fowl aren't the cleverest birds. Again, in a survey of likely male voters currently sitting at my desk, this was a non-starter to begin with. Bachus has been effective at doing what Representatives are supposed to do--bringing home lots of filthy Federal lucre to his district. To his credit, he has not fallen into the usual mode of insisting that everything be named after him, as seems to be the general rule, and has been cognizant of the needs of people in his district other than the ones who voted for him--a lot of the money he has funnelled has been to improve mass transit, generally NOT something appealing to suburbanites and rural dwellers. To throw him off for an unknown, whose only claim to fame was being Jedge Roy's mouthpiece, was a bit too much to expect.
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