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04.11.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
James Sample of the New York based non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice concludes, "After consecutive years of special interest dominance, and the addition of a Willie Horton ad, perceptions of Wisconsin's judiciary have suffered a real hit. The Wisconsin campaign turned into a shameful race to the bottom." Our nasty secret is out! The nation knows we are no longer the state of Bob La Fol...
04.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I check the Cost of War site every month just to maintain perspective. With the testimony of David Petraeus and his Tonto, the trillion dollar figures are finally beyond whispering levels. To date, $509.7 billion spent and we are on the way to two or three trillion dollars--all borrowed. In just one Wisconsin Congressional District, our share of the 509 billion would purchase 164,...
04.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Listening to general Patreaus and the pathetic Ambassador Crocker talk about the surge, while the Green Zone is under attack, 10 U.S. Soldiers have been killed in three days and 35 injured, reminds me of the question asked of Exxon's Vice President Simon about the $4 hundred million severance package for one of the bandits; "What happened to shame?" We must ask deputy-president P...
04.08.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
John McCain read a foreign policy speech yesterday. It is anybody's guess who wrote it, but reality was MIA. He is still trying to tell us that his support of the surge is responsible for our progress in Iraq, and he paints a pretty picture. It goes something like this: "The surge is working," Iraq is stable, the Iraqi army is ready but, and it is a big but, if we agree with his assessment of...
04.02.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Honor roll of counties that went for Butler: Dane--72%. Milwaukee--58%; Menominee--68%; Rock--57%; Iowa--58%; Eau Claire--54%; Green--54%; Portage--54%; Kenosha--51%; La Crosse--55%; Richland--50%; Lafayette--50%; preliminary result show Sauk, home of Belle Case La Follette, and Fighting Bob Fest, 56% for Justice Butler. (We will return to Sauk for Bob Fest on September 6, even if the early ...
02.18.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
One thing I do not miss are the "people in the know" vs. the rest of us in Washington. As the wine flows at expensive restaurants, grand Pooh-bahs tell the younger would-be Pooh bahs about the sanctity of the Super Delegates and almost all of it is nonsense. The idea was to guarantee control of the Party's nominee by the money boys--the Poo bahs. They were determined to avoid anothe...
02.17.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
Tuesday we get a chance to tell the nation how this blue state, with an open primary, feels about Barack and Hillary. There have been no polls to speak of and so we go with our gut. In watching the Democratic Party fundraiser last night, my impression was of an exhausted and troubled Hillary Clinton. Her enthusiastic introduction from Barbara Lawton seemed out of sync with the ca...
02.16.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
As panic in the Clinton camp hits the media, the latest Ickes "surge" to seat the Michigan delegation, where only Hillary's name was on the ballot, becomes a bit too obvious. If they thought they had most of the Superdooper delegates they would have waited until after Wisconsin and Ohio to come up with a new plan, but apparently they don't. Or, have they concluded that she will lose Wisco...
02.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I'm not objective. FightingBob.com won't endorse, of course, but on a personal level, I support Barack. But whether you agree or you prefer Hillary, it was a hell of a night for Democrats. She won the popular vote by about 30,000; he won 14 states; she won California, he won New Mexico, Missouri, North Dakota, Colorado. Had he won California, it would be all over but the shouting. The ...
02.05.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Ed Garvey
I'm not sure what we would have done had Bill Moyers not returned to PBS, but he did. Thank goodness. Bill had Katherine Hall Jamison, Dean of the Annenberg School of Communications, on his program last Friday, and she will be a frequent guest leading up to the November election. She and Brooks Jackson, a truly nice guy, have a website, Factcheck.org that you will find useful. On Friday...

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