Republicans: October 2007 Archives
In an interview with Newsweek, Richard Land, a leading evangelical who serves as president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, said that evangelicals will support a third party candidate if Rudy Giuliani is the Republican presidential nominee. After putting George W. Bush in office twice, the Christian right refuses to support any candidate whose anticipated policies could diminish their power and influence in the Republican Party. Land had this to say about the matter, "... I have been in too many discussions over the last 15 years where evangelical leaders have said, 'The one thing we will never allow to happen is for the Republican Party to take us for granted the way the Democratic Party too often takes the African-American community for granted.'"
First Lady Laura Bush is touring the middle east to promote breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women in the United States and the middle east. Mrs. Bush, who has a history of breast cancer in her family, is expected to promote awareness in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan this week.
Just FYI (and you probably already know this), October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in the United States.
In photo above left, First Lady Laura Bush arrives in the United Arab Emirates. Photo from UAE photo agency.
Senior Editor at The New Republic, Michelle Cottle, wrote an article profiling Jeri Thompson, wife of GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson. Jeri gets a lot of attention in the press for being attractive, blonde, and 24 years younger than her husband. Cottle portrays Jeri as a woman who always has a strategy (and the ability to execute it) to get what she wants, whether that be a man, a job, a hot handbag or a fly shoe. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
Senior Editor at The New Republic, Michelle Cottle, wrote an article profiling Jeri Thompson, wife of GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson. Jeri gets a lot of attention in the press for being attractive, blonde, and 24 years younger than her husband.
Cottle portrays Jeri as a woman who always has a strategy (and the ability to execute it) to get what she wants, whether that be a man, a job, a hot handbag or a fly shoe. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
Cottle also offers a peek into the more "soap opera like" aspects of the Thompsons' life together, such as Fred's womanizing, Jeri's public battles with his other girlfriends in the gossip columns, Jeri's financial difficulties, and Jeri's past either living with or being married to (no one is sure) another man.
Still pressed for a Halloween costume? Why not be a U.S. Senator? Download and wear the Sen. Larry Craig paper bag mask, and you are sure to be the scariest at any Holloween party.
Harris best is known for her role in the Gore-Bush ballot dispute during the 2000 presidential election. She is also known for calling potential voters and implying that her rival in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate might have killed one of his interns.
So what are her chances of winning a presidential election, or any election for that matter? Hmmm. She could beat Britney Spears in a "Biggest Trainwreck" contest. But as for her being elected to political office again, we're more likely to hear of little devils snowboarding in hell.
We meant to post this a couple of days ago, but uh, we forgot. Whatever. Here it is now.
A Norwegian "news" show managed piss off a New Yawker. (Never a good idea.)
When Republican New York City Councilmember James Oddo sat down with a
Norwegian news reporter comedienne posing as a Norwegian news reporter, he did not expect to be asked questions about topics such as Hillary Clinton's relationship with cigars.
When asked the inappropriate questions, to put it mildly, he went off. By off, we mean he said the F word 16 times in 47 seconds and threatened to "beat the f*cking sh*t" out of the "news" staff.
Do. Not. F*ck. With. James. Oddo. (unless you want to get the f*cking sh*t beat out of you).
The Republican presidential candidates are divided over their beliefs about what should be done to combat global warming. Global warming became a hot campaign issue after former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to raise awareness about the issue.
Global Warming Starts to Divide G.O.P. Contenders [New York Times]
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
According to USA Today, Sen. Sam Brownback (Who?) is expected to drop out of the presidential race tomorrow. Brownback was running as a conservative Republican and tried unsuccessfully gain the support of the Christian right (Wait! Was he in a movie? Brownback Mountain or something?). He is dropping out of the race, because he was unable to raise enough money (Well, duh. Nobody knows who he is.). Brownback represents Kansas in the U.S. Senate.
Family portrait? Vice President Dick Cheney poses with his cousins, the Obamas. Reuters Photo.
Lynne Cheney told MSNBC today that she discovered that her husband, Dick Cheney, and Barack Obama are 8th cousins.
Sen. Larry Craig. AP Photo.
In an interview with Matt Lauer, Sen. Larry Craig called out frienemy Gov. Mitt Romney (MA) for not supporting him after he was arrested in a public men's room for soliciting sex from an undercover cop. Sen. Craig had served as Senate liason for Romney's presidential campaign, but he resigned when the news of his sex scandal broke. At that time, Romney said that he was disappointed in Craig's "disgusting" behavior.
"I was very proud of my association with Mitt Romney," Craig told Lauer. "... And he not only threw me under his campaign bus, he backed up and ran over me again."
Hmm. We beg to differ. We would say that Romney threw Craig under his campaign bus, backed up, ran over him again, hopped out of the bus to check to see if Craig was really dead, got in a few licks while Craig lay flattened on the ground, then backed up his bus again a few times just to make extra sure that Craig was super dead.
Alas, Romney's efforts failed, and Craig lived to file an appeal today to overturn a judge's refusal to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea in the case. And, of course, bring about even more negative publicity to the Republican party by doing an interview with Matt Lauer about the scandal, which will air Tueday night on Matt Lauer Reports and Wednesday morning on Today.
BFFs La-Toria Haven and Meghan McCain campaign for Meghan's dad, Sen. John McCain. Photo from McCainBlogette.com.
Amidst all the hoopla about Al Gore's Noble Peace Prize win for his work to spread awareness about global warning, La-Toria Haven, BFF to Sen. John McCain's daughter Meghan, wants to make sure that Sen. McCain gets a piece of that action. She highlights Sen. McCain's record on environmental advocacy and links to Republicans for Environmental Protection in her blog entry today at McCainBlogette. McCainBlogette follows the adventures of Meghan McCain and her friends on the campaign trail. Those of you polichicks who wear red dresses with your stilettos, check it out.
Barack. Butt nekked.
Fred Thompson. Red nekked.
Rudy. Not Nekked?! [Utter shock followed by a long, pensive pause.] Uh, okay.... Rudy. Wearing a hell of a lot more clothes than he usually does.
Here's the cover of Radar Magazine's new politics issue:
Yeah, we saw the Republican debate last night. First we watched Romney and Giuliani have a few catfights, and then we watched
paint dry Fred Thompson say a few words.
MSNBC's Maria Bartiromo (go girl!) and Chris Matthews moderated.
Here's a "commercial" for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul that stars a dancing pizza.
Hat tip: Wonkette
Rep. Jo Ann Davis poses with the American Cancer Society Action Network.
Polichicks, we have lost one of our own.
U.S. Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis (R-VA) died Saturday morning after battling breast cancer. She became Virginia's first Republican woman elected to Congress in 2000, and she served on the House Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.
President Bush said in a statement, "Her determination to fight the disease is an inspiration to all of us."
USA Today ran a story today about Jeri Thompson's "debut" as a potential first lady. Thompson gave her first interview to Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel last night. She appeared with her husband (who did most of the talking) and their two children. Watch below.
This is the GOP's new logo for the 2008 Republican National Convention. Note that the elephant with the wide stance is also kicking it in Minneapolis. Please roll.
Sen. Larry Craig has announced that he has no plans to resign, because he still has some very important work to finish in the senate. He's probably redecorating the senate men's room right now.
Urbandictionary.com's word of the day:
This is coined from the transparent defense of Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho), to charges of disorderly conduct, stemming from his apparent solicitation of an undercover officer, underneath the partition of a restroom stall.
Prior to pleading guilty, Sen. Craig attempted to explain his behavior by claiming that his shoe touched the officer's underneath the partition because he had a "wide stance", when going to the bathroom.
Jenna Bush has penned Ana's Story, a book about a young, single mother she met in Latin America who is HIV positive. Her book tour kicked off on Saturday in Washington, D.C. and will take her to 25 cities.
She told The Washington Post that "UNICEF is doing incredible work," and "the Clinton Foundation is doing amazing work in Africa and Latin America." She also joked that she and her fiance, Henry Hager, are thinking about a Las Vegas wedding.
See Jenna's Story: A New Author Steps Forth [The Washington Post]
Photo by Bill O'leary, The Washington Post