Right-Wing Round-Up Late Night Open Thread
by Todd Beeton, Thu Oct 04, 2007 at 12:19:11 AM EDT
- Matt Ortega at The Right's Field brings us the apparently official logo of the 2008 Republican convention. You gotta see this thing. The large elephant with stars for eyes gives "wide stance" a whole new meaning.
- Fred Thompson had another one of his terrible horrible no good very bad days seeing as he made the mistake of opening his mouth and all. Not only did Thompson have to ask for applause at an event in Iowa but he also mistakenly claimed that the Democrats had the majority when he was shepherding John Roberts through his senate confirmation and referred to Russia as "The Soviet Union." Someone please just write him a script already, this is getting embarrassing.
- Looks like Rudy Giuliani will be denied communion by the same Bishop who denied it to John Kerry for being pro-choice in 2004. Hey, at least the guy is consistent. And Rudy! is giving Grandpa Fred a run for his money in the dumb ass department. At a New Hampshire chocolate shop, Giuliani railed against Democrats for wanting to raise taxes "here in Massachusetts." He also raised the spectre of right-wing bogeyman George McGovern when criticizing Hillary Clinton but turns out Rudy! actually voted for McGovern in 1972. D'oh! But wait, did he go an entire day without saying "9/11?" Say it isn't so!
- Ron Paul raised just over $5M in the third quarter. That's as much as John McCain and five times as much as Mike Huckabee. Makes you wonder about Republicans that such an empty suit as Fred Thompson is considered viable and the politically talented and seemingly genuine Mike Huckabee is relegated to bottom of the pack status. I guess he'll be vindicated somewhat when he's named the VP pick of either Giuliani or Romney should one of them get the nomination. It's the only sure thing in the entire 2008 race.
- John McCain just can't stop talking religion...cuz you know, it's such a strong suit of his. This time, he doesn't know that Mormons are Christians. Also, after having released the text of his prepared remarks of a speech in South Carolina in which he was to criticize Hillary Clinton for wanting it both ways on the war, McCain decided not to deliver the attack, citing the inappropriateness of the venue, a military academy for 7th-12th graders. Instead, he came off as just as indecisive as he accused Hillary Clinton of being, not to mention shaking in his boots at the prospect of taking her on. Oh yeah, and McCain is super psyched! about Bush's SCHIP veto.