Friday, October 15, 2010

The D After The Name

Political success is often about being in the right place at the right time.  Two years ago, that place was in the Democratic party.  Now it seems to be with the GOP.

That's why I feel sorry for someone like Joe Manchin.  He's the popular governor of West Virginia who must have figured he'd sweep into the Senate, taking Robert Byrd's place.  Lately, however, the polls show him in a tough race.  I have to assume the only reason is that the people there are sending a message to Washington, because if you watch his ad, you'd swear he's a Republican.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It could be that his chief of staff got a fake degree for his daughter from WVU (while Coach Rod was there but there's ne evidence he was involved yet)

4:16 AM, October 15, 2010  
Blogger QueensGuy said...

This is why I laugh when folks wonder why the democrats can't get anything done in congress when they theoretically can overcome any filibuster. A West Virginia democrat bears a much closer resemblance to a West Virginia republican than to a Northeast democrat.

8:09 AM, October 15, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only on the things that don't count. A WV Democrat is happy to vote in favor of guns, against health care, for low taxes and low spending--so long as he's voting with the minority and has made sure to elect a Pelosi to the leadership. It's a sweet gig.

And don't get me started on Republicans.

8:45 AM, October 15, 2010  

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