aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Georgia Dems say Clinton in ‘08
I had lunch the other day with a Democratic donor (and Gore fan) who believes a Hillary presidential run spells doom for the Democrats. I like Hillary and don’t like the liberal Clinton bashing (and said so).
A couple weeks ago I read the Quinnipiac poll as saying that New York dems want Hillary to run for pres in ‘08. Now it turns out that Georgia Democrats Back Rodham Clinton in 2008 too:
New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is the top presidential candidate for Democratic Party supporters in the Peach State, according to a poll by Strategic Vision. 30 per cent of respondents in Georgia would like Rodham Clinton to become the party’s nominee in 2008.
Via Jerome Armstrong at MyDD who adds:
On the Democratic side, the script seems already written. We have Clinton with a solid 30%, and from there, the question being, who will emerge to challenge her? Right now, it’s way too early to tell (about 2 years too early); the guy in second (Gore) is not running, and the guy in 3rd (Kerry) is probably going to lose his staff-base to Clinton. That leaves us with single-digit candidates, one of about a dozen or so, that might emerge as a candidate by ‘07, the top tier of which has run previously.
This all sent me back for a second look at Chris Bowers’ January post Hillary Hatred on the Left wherein he asks that we please stop “swallowing right wing lies about Hillary Clinton.” I agree with Bowers’ conclusion:
I have not decided whom I want to work for yet, although I am nearly certain that I do not want it to be Hillary. However, that does not mean that I can stomach it when the netroots swallows Limbaugh-esque lies about her. It has to stop. I for one refuse to carry water on behalf of the Noise Machine.
UPDATE: Er, I’ve corrected the spelling of Hillary.
“The Blog Backfired”
(Guest post by Jen).
Roberts began the blog in December 2004 as a forum for discourse with his fellow LANL employees. The site hosted numerous complaints, as well as a petition to oust Director Pete Nanos (who resigned May 6th).
A U.S. House subcommittee hearing on LANL used the blog’s entries as evidence for problems at the lab. In fact, the site was used to argue that LANL itself should be shut, or run by a private company.
Roberts said, when asked whether he regretted starting the blog,
...any process that can’t withstand the scrutiny that an open venue of discussion provides probably has some serious flaws in it…
It’s not lost sir; we just don’t know where it is
Graduation day. The big ceremony is this morning; the school-specific one later.
We picked his mother up from the airport yesterday. Fog in Atlanta meant her flight was cancelled. Switched to another airline, she made it here on time for the awards ceremony. Her luggage didn’t.
They (Doug and his mother) were confident it would arrive; I much less so. It hasn’t yet. Doug’s been on the phone with the airlines since. The word is, it’s not lost. They just don’t know where it is.
UPDATE: the luggage has arrived. And his mother was given his father’s hotel bill. Divorced since he was 3, this is their first time together in 25 years…