Look. Here's the thing about early political opinion polling for presidential campaigns that won't even begin for another nine months: On the one hand, they're ridiculously inaccurate and don't even come close to giving a reasonable idea of how things will ultimately shake out. But, on the other hand, Donald Trump makes me laugh…
Wyatt Senac brings continued coverage from an alternate reality after the jump.
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Tags: Democrats, Donald Trump, Joe Lieberman, Jon Stewart, Polls, Primaries, Republicans, The Daily Show, Video, Wyatt Cenac
You might remember Evan Bayh as the former Democratic senator most notable for punching his own party members in the back of the head at every available opportunity. Or maybe you know him better as the new K Street lobbyist for McGuireWoods LLP.
Well, now he's joining Fox News. Huge huge surprise…
Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh (Ind.) will join Fox News as a paid contributor, the network announced Monday.
Bayh will offer political analysis and commentary on the Fox networks and is expected to be a part of Fox's coverage of the 2012 presidential election.
"Senator Bayh’s decades of experience in the political arena and his participation in key decisions in Washington will lend a valuable point of view to the entire FOX News lineup," Michael Clemente, senior vice president for news editorial, said in a statement.
I'm so glad to see that Joe Lieberman will have a friend when he gets hired by them in two years.
Tags: Democrats, Evan Bayh, Fox, Indiana, Joe Lieberman, Senate
Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) — who has been incarcerated in the upper house of the bicameral U.S. legislative branch of federal government since becoming ensnared in an election by the people of Virginia only six years ago — appears to have spied a small hole in Capitol Hill's security system and has decided to make a run for his life…
Senator Jim Webb, Democrat of Virginia, has decided not to run for re-election, avoiding a blockbuster rematch with the man he beat in 2006, George Allen, and giving Senate Republicans another opportunity to help them reclaim the majority.
In a statement, Mr. Webb said that he had "decided to return to the private sector, where I have spent most of my professional life, and will not seek re-election in 2012."
The announcement will be a huge disappointment to Democrats and a blow to President Obama and Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, who had urged the freshman senator to run again.
I can understand why Obama and Kaine would be sad to lose such young, fresh meat, but I'm all in favor of people escaping from oppressive and soul-crushing institutions while they still have some of their humanity.
Just look at Joe Lieberman. He was almost the Vice-President of the United States at one point, and take note of what a few more terms in the Senate did to him. Sure, he's getting out now, but the damage has been done. Do you really think he's going to make it in the outside world? Not a chance. He's completely institutionalized.
Or look at John McCain. No, on second thought, don't look at John McCain. What happened to him, it's too disturbing.
Tags: George Allen, Jim Webb, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Senate, Tim Kaine, Virginia
If you're reading this blog in Egypt right now, no you're not…
To combat social media, another important weapon for the demonstrators, outside experts and people living in the country say the government has coordinated a blockage of certain communications websites and unplugged internet access entirely to parts of the country.
On Thursday, protesters active on Twitter and Facebook, publicly documenting demonstrations on the streets of Cairo, Alexandria and other cities, went quiet. Around the same time, many websites centralized on servers in Egypt disappeared.
Very tactically sound decision, Egypt. If there's one thing that calms people and puts them in a docile and almost-hypnotic state in which they are willing to sit nearly motionless for hours on end, it's the removal of the Internet. As a matter of fact, I remember the last time my Internet went down, I ended made a zen garden. So, so peaceful.
I'm actually looking forward to when Joe Lieberman gets his Presidential Internet Shut-Down Bill goes into effect so that our own President can turn off all our service whenever he feels like it.
Tags: Egypt, Facebook, Internet, Joe Lieberman, Protesters, Senate, Twitter
To tweet or not to tweet, a question (un)fortunately never asked. Here's this week's crude news report:
More like YoMommaCare! Am I right?! Wait, but seriously, who's going to pay for my mother's health care?
Advice to Todd: Just tell Sarah that you've been sleeping with 'Tripp' — let her assume you mean your grandson, and then the affair with an adult woman will seem like no biggie.
Tags: China, Google, Health Care, Joe Lieberman, Rush Limbaugh, Starbucks, Todd Palin, Tworld News