Saturday, March 29, 2008

CATCHING UP ON THE DAY........................

It has been a busy day for me. Here are a few good reads I have found. I hope you will check them out.

In Pa., She's Got a Friend In Murtha

By Eli Saslow

Clinton Resists Calls To Drop Out...Dean Says Nomination Should Be Set by July

Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, March 29, 2008

Who’ll Stop the Pain?

Gore and Edwards may have the most party clout. But there’s only one person Hillary will finally listen to. Her name isn’t Bill.

By John Heilemann Published Mar 28, 2008

Disloyalty That Merits An Insult

By James Carville Saturday, March 29, 2008

Philly Mayor: Obama Pastor Talk Beyond Pale

Mayor Michael Nutter Tells ABC News He Would Have Quit Church if His Pastor Made Such RemarksBy DAVID MUIR, URSULA FAHY and JOEL SIEGEL

Did you see AC360 last night?

I watched it and found one story he had very interesting.
No we can't... in Michigan Here is a link to the transcripts. Remember when reading this that Thomas is a Obama supporter.....


GARY TUCHMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's the year 2000. Democrats are angry. They want a recount in the presidential election which they don't get. Fast forward to the present; instead of a recount, many Democrats want a redo. But this time around many other Democrats redon't.

BUZZ THOMAS, MICHIGAN STATE SENATOR: I believe the redo effort is dead.

TUCHMAN: Michigan State Senator Buzz Thomas is a co-chairman of Barack Obama's Michigan campaign and just led an apparently successful effort to kill legislation to authorize a revote.

THOMAS: It's not appropriate to go and change state law at the last moment and insist on a quick fix to a very, very serious question.

JIM BLANCHARD, FORMER MICHIGAN GOVERNOR: I believe that they feel they're ahead and they don't want to have any more losses with big states.

TUCHMAN: Former Michigan Governor Jim Blanchard is Hillary Clinton's Michigan campaign co-chairman. He and his candidate want this redo.

SEN. HILLARY CLINTON, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We need to either count the votes that have already been cast in Michigan and Florida or have new, full and fair elections.

TUCHMAN: Barack Obama has shown no similar enthusiasm.

SEN. BARACK OBAMA, (D) IL: What we believe is that there should be some way of arriving at a fair settlement that respects the fact that there were rules in place. TUCHMAN: That fair settlement says Senator Thomas and his co-chairman State Senator Tupac Hunter is to split the delegates.

(on camera): If Barack Obama was leading this state but not leading in the country like he is now, would you have been more aggressive to get a redo election here than you have been now?

TUPAC HUNTER, MICHIGAN STATE SENATOR: No. If I was presented with the same redo situation, no. No. I would have explained to the candidate that I supported, I understand your agenda may be X, but as a legislator I'm expected to make sound policy decisions.

TUCHMAN: So you're not trying to help Obama?

HUNTER: It has nothing to do with that.

TUCHMAN: The two Obama chairmen say they're troubled by potential legal issues, private funding for the redo and the burden on county election clerks. They say so many senators agreed with them it never came to a vote. Dawson Bell is a state capital reporter for the "Detroit Free Press."

DAWSON BELL, "DETROIT FREE PRESS": While there were some pre-textual reasons for objecting to a do-over election that the principle one was they determined that it wouldn't be advantageous to their candidate.

TUCHMAN: Barack Obama?

BELL: Barack Obama.

TUCHMAN: Nobody knows what will happen with Michigan's delegates. Many voters throughout the state are confused and incredulous.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Michigan screwed up the whole thing.

TUCHMAN (on camera): So nearly eight years after Bush versus Gore the issue of votes not counting is in the headlines once again. But this time the Democrats don't need the Republicans as their tormentors. They've got themselves.

BLANCHARD: I'm disappointed in the party leaders in Washington, disappointed in the tactics, in this case, of the Obama advisers.

THOMAS: I'm sleeping well at night knowing we made the right decision, and luckily, you know, I guess it's good to be in the lead.

TUCHMAN: Gary Tuchman, CNN, Lansing, Michigan.