Thursday, September 14, 2006
Couric was also said to be annoyed that CBS stopped running heavy promotions for her.
Maybe that's because that $15M deal wasn't ever about promoting her or her precious evening news show! ...
**--In other words, "if true ..." 10:20 P.M. link
It may mean nothing, but they're bouncing for Bush over at Rasmussen. Only 50% disapproval ... 10:17 P.M.
Despues de Pelosi, Nosotros! I admit I'm not-so-secretly not-so-upset, at least emotionally, by signs the Democrats might not win back the House after all--a pathology explored with searing, reality-show candor here. It's not that I want Republicans to win because Republicans like Ramesh Ponnuru want Republicans to lose. It's more that there is a large fatal hole in Ponnuru's argument. He writes that if the Dems win:
[T]he policy tradeoffs for Republicans are not especially troubling.
Ponnuru must be willfully ignoring one conspicuous policy initiative that has already passed the Senate, been embraced by the President, and awaits only approval from a Democrat-led House to be signed into law. It wouldn't matter so much if this law, by establishing the principle of a "path to citizenship" for anyone who sneaks into the country to work, wouldn't run the risk of irrevocably changing the nature of the Republic, including the composition of future electorates that would decide whether to repeal it. But it would. ...
P.S.: I also look forward to the vicious fratricidal Democratic civil war that would break out in the wake of a humiliating Pelosi failure. Ponnuru may believe that a few years out of power "would make the Republicans hungrier and sharpen their wits." But it hasn't worked for the Dems! The only viable solution for Democrats at this point might be partition--an actual splintering-off of an independent, centrist wing that would join up with the Republicans' equally marginalized moderate wing. That's what we'd have a chance of getting if Democrats, as constituted, can't win even under the current favorable circumstances. ...
P.P.S.: Plus once it was clear that redistricting trickery had preserved the GOP margin, the press would immediately launch a campaign against gerrymandering, a long-overdue crusade. ...
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