Monday, October 30, 2006

Toss Up

Cook Political Report upgrades CA-11 from "Leans Republican" to "Toss Up".

I'll be interested to see how this grabs those trying to handicap this race (and get the narrative "right").

Saturday, October 28, 2006

I voted today

...via absentee ballot.

I voted for change.

I voted for protecting our environment while fostering economic development.

I voted for affordable Healthcare for every American.

I voted for a smart and tough foreign policy.

I voted for economic security during working years and retirement years.

I voted for the return of science to inform and shape our policies.

I voted for a serious debate about Iraq.

I voted for sustainable energy.

I voted for ethics, accountability, and integrity in government.

I voted for a person who will be a fierce advocate for my working family.

I voted for Jerry McNerney today.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Abramoff scandal not over for Pombo

1. Abramoff is talking so much he needs his own FBI "desk".

2. Federal prosecutors requested Abramoff be placed in a nearby Maryland prison for easy access.

3. US News and World Report says that the Abramoff probe is expanding rather than wrapping up.

This is not over for Pombo. Note for Contra Costa Times Editorial board: Pombo may soon find himself "adequately explaining" his relationship with Abramoff with the assistance of Legal Counsel.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Shorter Contra Costa Times Editorial Board

Shorter Contra Costa Times Editorial Board:

Dear Readers: Please vote for Pombo based on what he and George Bush say they believe in - you know, things like "limited government" and "development of alternative fuels". Go sift through Pombo's voting record and cavalcade of ethical violations on your own time.

Also, there is this nugget:

"McNerney was not the choice of the Democratic Party in the primary."

McNerney's landslide primary victory must have caused quite the hiccup in their little brains.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My Advice for Brian Kennedy

Local news coverage here where Pombo toady Brian Kennedy says the following: "Congressman Pombo didn't know Jack Abramoff"

Richard Pombo in a January 2006 interview:
Interviewer: Have you ever met Jack Abramoff?

Pombo: Yeah. I've met him. I've seen him probably, I don't know maybe, half a dozen times.
Um, different big Republican events n'stuff. And I had lunch one time, I was having lunch with John Doolittle, and Abramoff came in and sat down and had... John invited him to have lunch with us and he sat down. I had never met him before that. That was probably, I don't know maybe 4 years ago. It was the first time I met him.

Mr. Kennedy, stop, drop, and roll because you're pants are on fire.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Does Pombo have confidence in his man Hastert?

He did when he asked Hastert to attend a fundraiser last May.

Does Pombo think Hastert should resign if Hastert knew 5 months ago about Rep. Foley's sexually explicit communications with a 16 year old male Congressional page and covered it up?

I'd sure like to know.

Pictured below: Your Republican leadership.