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Heads Up: A Foley Fumble Is Not a Touchdown

Earl Ofari Hutchinson has a very good post up at Huffington Post. I would consider it a must read for every Democratic strategist.

Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean has got to be licking his chops at the sex and corruption twist in the wind of disgraced ex-Florida Rep. Mark Foley and the GOP House Leadership. A recent MSNBC poll showed that Democratic candidates have a real shot at bagging most, if not all, of the 10 swing state Senate seats up for grabs in November, and if more Republican dirt turns up to snatch the White House in 2008.
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The poll certainly found voters more ready than ever to punish GOP candidates for the appalling corruption, arrogance and ineptitude of the Republican leadership. But the Dems make a colossal mistake if they think that Foley and the GOP’s follies alone will put them over the top. The same polls also show that the Democrats don’t have a cakewalk to victory in any of the states. They are tied, have a slight lead, and even where they have a commanding lead over Republican incumbents, the election is still weeks away, and that’s an eternity in politics.

But even if Foley hadn’t sent his sex laced emails to underage house pages, and House Republicans weren’t deeply implicated in the cover-up, millions of eligible voters have long since thrown up their hands in disgust and rage at a system they see as suffocated by special interest groups. While the Republicans get most of the blame for alienating scores of eligible voters with their scandals and Bush’s failed policies, the Democrats hands aren’t clean. Their penchant to cut deals, schmooze with big money corporate and labor special interest groups, and more often than not cheer lead Bush’s Iraq war bumbles, have been a giant turn off for millions. Those millions have stayed away from the polls in droves.

Having the other side screw up make a mistake isn’t enough. You still have to catch the fumble to make the touchdown. It would bode the Democratic party good to remember that.

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Coming Out of the Closet

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For those that missed it, Mike Foley has finally come out of the closet. But perhaps you didn’t know which closet he was in.

The rocket scientists spin doctors investigative texters at the fair and balanced information service, Fox News, have discovered that – yes – Mike Foley is a Democrat.

Because this news was so shocking, it was subliminally subtlety inserted into the caption during Monday’s Bill O’Reilly’s O’Reilly Factor in order to reduce the shock to the Republican public. It was the pressure of this secret that clearly drove Mr. Foley over the edge into drink, debauchery and finally IM madness.

It is obvious to me, that being forced to live the liberal lie all these years, caused all of this woe. Had he sought treatment earlier. Had he simply admitted he was liberal. Oh the shame.

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures [Wonkette]
INCREDIBLE FOX ‘NEWS’ LABELS FOLEY AS DEM DURING O’REILLEY FACTOR! [Brad Blog]
Fox_Uses_Subliminal_Ploy_On_Foley_Head_Shot [News Hounds]

And now at the end of, what I hope, will be my last PageF*cking post on this porn pandering pedophile, I give you gratuitous Foley jokes as forced upon me by My Insomniac Brain (MIB).

MIB:  Ve have vays off making you talk.
Me: No! You will never make me break! I can withstand anything.
MIB:  Ve vill see about zat. Vhat about zis Joke?

What do you call being goosed by Mark Foley?
         A Fo’ Paw

Me: Ha! I laugh at your attempts to make me blog these. I will never give in.
MIB:  Zen ve vill have to turn up zee heat. Perhaps zis?

What is the name of the group of individuals behind the former congressman’s campaign bid in Florida?
         The Committee to Re-Erect Mark Foley

Me: Is that the best you can do? America’s Dumbest Video hosts can do better! 
MIB: Zen ve vill turn to more direct measures.

Why did Mark Foley prefer young boys to the president?
        Because one hand on the page is worth two on the Bush. 

Me: *groan* I will not submit! No
MIB:  Fine. You leave me no choice.

What do you call Mark Foley’s 16 year old sex slave, a visit to a stylist and Pamela Andersons’ greatest assets? 
          Page and a haircut; two tits.

Me: *whimper* OK. Stop! I’ll do whatever you want. Just no more jokes. Please.
MIB: I knew you would zee it our vay. Now. Please tell us zee location of Santa Claus. And vhere are his elves?
 

Call Center Blues

Teresa has a post up about her recent political call center experiences. Her comments reminded me of one of my favourite YouTube videos. The recording is presented below.

Before you go on, I’d like to point out a few warnings, conditions, quid pro quo’s.

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And now without further ado – the call center video…