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Tom McClintock
  • CA Congressional Race Drags on Like a Clinically Depressed 6-Year-Old

    I don't know much about California State Senator Tom McClintock, but it's pretty pathetic that he can't even eke out a solid victory over a cartoon character!

    As ballots continue to be counted two weeks after Election Day, the Republican is just barely in the lead in his race against Charlie Brown!

    Wait, what's that?  It's not that Charlie Brown?

    OK, so maybe it's someone else, but McClintock should be more than 592 votes ahead of a Democrat in the heavily conservative 5th District of California.  The vote difference is close enough that both candidates went to DC this week to participate in freshman orientation on Capitol Hill…

    Neither candidate has been declared a winner, but both Charlie Brown and Tom McClintock will be in Washington this week to attend freshman orientation for newly elected members of Congress.

    Maybe they'll both show up this morning on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, when the newcomers pose for their official class photograph.

    "That may be a collector's item," McClintock spokesman Bill George said Thursday.

    We'll see how this one turns out.  Absentee and provisional ballots are still being counted and a recount seems likely.

    In related news in Minnesota, Al Franken is faring well in his recount fight against The Riddler.

    Tags: Al Franken, California, House of Representatives, Minnesota, Norm Coleman, Senate, Tom McClintock
  • Ron Paul Shills for Klan-Endorsed Carpetbagger

    Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is well known to be Capitol Hill's voice of measured reason and old-fashioned morality, at least on days when Joe Lieberman is out bloviating for Sarah Palin.

    Well this week, Dr. Paul cast his gaze of reason and morality across this great land and came to the same conclusion that the Ku Klux Klan did in 2003: California must elect State Rep. Tom McClintock to higher office…

    Paul, the libertarian-Republican congressman from Texas who raised more than $34 million for his presidential race, sent out an e-mail last week urging his massive donor base to contribute to McClintock.

    "Tom McClintock is one of the most promising warriors in the fight against big government we have seen in a long time, and the special interests and big bankers know it. … You have stood with me as….

    …I campaigned for the Presidency to return our federal government to its proper role. Will you help me bring a reliable ally to Congress?"

    Beyond the Klan's endorsement, Paul must have admired McClintock's one-man foiling of a Chinese plot to steal oil off the coast of Florida — a region that is roughly the same distance from McClintock's home as the district he's running in.

    With a resume like McClintock's, you have to wonder how Paul picked him over equally reasonable, moral candidates like, say, Ted Stevens.

    (By the way, just to give Ron Paul supporters a head start on the comments section, let me just point out that I am a pathetic, ignorant scum of the earth who deserves nothing short of deportation and a slow, painful death.)

    Tags: California, China, Energy & Oil, Florida, House of Representatives, Joe Lieberman, Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Ted Stevens, Tom McClintock
  • Will KKK Help Deliver Tom McClintock to Congress?

    Tom McClintock's campaign to replace outgoing Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA) has hit a snag on the revelation that some old friends may still hold a burning cross for him.

    And, yes, I do mean the Ku Klux Klan

    Republican Tom McClintock, who is running for an open California seat against Democrat Charlie Brown, surely would have preferred that the KKK not endorse him for governor in 2003.

    Democrats are resurrecting that endorsement to play against McClintock, who hopes to win the seat being vacated by Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.).

    The endorsement came via press release during McClintock's gubernatorial campaign against Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gary Coleman. It stated, among other things…

    The Imperial Klans of America, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (IKA) have announced their full support for Tom McClintock's bid for the governorship of California. Their support is announced in what they term "the lesser of all evil candidates."…

    The IKA is a non-profit, Whites' civil rights organization. It is dedicated to the unification, preservation and advancement of White Christian America.

    Of course McClintock's problems go far beyond embarrassing endorsements. To begin with, he doesn't live anywhere near the Congressional district; he's from Thousand Oaks, roughly 500 miles to the southwest.

    He's also running against someone named Charlie Brown, who is such a loveable loser that surely the voters will see it in their hearts to let him be a Congressman… or at least to kick the football.

    But the KKK endorsement may be the final straw. If it kills his candidacy in California, McClintock should consider carpet-bagging to Colorado's 4th Congressional District, which isn't that much further away from Thousand Oaks than where he's running now.

    Out there, Rep. Marilyn Musgrave has managed to ride the Klan's endorsement all the way to Capitol Hill.

    Tags: Arnold Schwarzenegger, California, House of Representatives, Tom McClintock
  • Total Recall for Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, who swept into office following the 2003 recall of unpopular Gov. Gray Davis, may soon learn that the recall process can be a two-edged AK-47.

    The influential — and, we should note, heavily armed — California prison guards union announced a brand-new recall movement on Monday — and this one is to remove Schwarzenegger himself

    The petition drive by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association is the latest political challenge for Schwarzenegger, who faces political, legal and administrative battles over his efforts to close a $17.2 billion budget gap and enact a budget that is now 70 days late.

    Now the prison guards are still a long ways away from recalling their rival Kindergarten Cop. (By "a long ways," I mean 1,041,530 signatures and a formal ballot initiative.) But think of all the political careers that could be revived if they succeed…

    * There's Gary Coleman, who lost the last recall election to Schwarzenegger, and is now playing a slave in a right-wing propaganda movie.

    * There's Mary Carey, another recall loser, who… uh, also acts in films.

    * And then there's State Senator Tom McClintock, who finished third to Schwarzenegger in 2003… Only he's not available because he's already running for Congress in a district approximately 600 miles away from where he actually lives.

    But Schwarzenegger, who is batting a thousand in political elections, won't go down easily. He can raise campaign funds with ease and he enjoys far more bipartisan support than Gray Davis ever had. And if he needs to threaten voters with a final trump card, he certainly has one…

    Can you say "Jingle All The Way 2"?

    Tags: Arnold Schwarzenegger, California, House of Representatives, Tom McClintock