November 22, 2008

Late-Night Fun

Check out some of the ballots being contested by the Coleman and Franken campaigns up in Minnesota. Coleman’s lead has been narrowed to a little over 100 votes with over 60% of precincts reporting. Looks like we’ll eke this one out by a few votes.

Here’s a pathetic claim from the Franken campaign:

It’s a vote that was “intended to go to Franken,” they say!

Here’s a pathetic claim from the Coleman campaign:

It’s an “arrow to Norm,” they say!

Check them out and witness, to steal a joke from Jon Stewart, American democracy inaction!

by @ 2:45 am. Filed under 2008 Senate Races, Misc.
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14 Responses to “Late-Night Fun”

  1. Illinoisguy Says:

    How anyone could argue the top one is beyond me. The bottom one does at least beg a question as to what the voter was trying to do with all that ink outside the Franken box.

  2. AC1 Says:

    Here is Huckabee in Springfield, MO last night:

    http://ky3.blogspot.com/2008/11/huckabee-says-obama-cabinet.html

  3. MatthewK Says:

    “It’s a vote that was “intended to go to Franken,” they say!”

    Eh…

    Sure, when the voter walked into the booth – before they changed their mind.

    The last one, unfortunately, looks like the voter DID attempt to change their vote rather than asking for a new ballot.

  4. Illinoisguy Says:

    It would be nice if Huckabee and others weak on the economy would explain exactly why the bailout for the banks are not necessary. Any of us can have an opinion, but at least in my case, my opinion on this matter would be one without nearly the knowledge it takes to be sure its the right one. Huckabee is taking this side because he sees it as the politically expedient thing to do, not because he somehow knows its not needed. My natural tendency is like his, and many others, no bailouts, but would that work in this case, probably not. Why do I say that? Because nearly every recognized expert on the matter, liberal and conservative agree that it truly is a crisis, and needs government intervention. I truly don’t know, but I don’t think Huckabee knows anymore on this matter than I do. He should at least point to those experts from which he gleans his opinion, so people like me won’t think he’s just taking the politically expedient position.

  5. ilp Says:

    You know what’s not biased-scanners. You know who shouldn’t have their votes count-people who can’t fill in bubbles.

  6. MarkG Says:

    Here’s something else to contemplate as a new Oministration heads to the White House promising to “create” 2.5 million new jobs by “investing” in clean energy, repairing aging schools, and fixing creaking roads: Deroy Murdock’s column yesterday about Americans failing basic civics.

    It’s an eye-opener of a read.

  7. ilp Says:

    Try telling a professor, that the scanner didn’t correctly determine your intended answer.

  8. OHIO JOE Says:

    While I too am against the bailouts, I can see the rational for them and it is certainly not the most important issue to me. However, I really think it is difficult for one to claim that a bail out is a conservative thing to do. Yes, some business will go out of business, but why is it the government’s responsiblity to make sure that there are no failures. Business failures along with Businesses succeeding are part of American History. The Capitalist system is not perfect, it allows for failure as well as success. We take the good with the bad. On balance it is a better system than Socialism. I am glad that I live in a country with more capitalism than I came from. Yes, America does give one the opportunity to fail, but it also gives one the opportunity to succeed.

  9. Tony Says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    Obama cabinet (2009 – 2012)

    Timothy Geithner = Treasury secretary

    Hillary Rodham Clinton = Secretary of state,

    Eric Holder = AG

    Lawrence Summers = Economic adviser.

    Bill Richardson = Commerce secretary,

    Robert Gates = Defense secretary

    Tom Daschle = Secretary of health and human services

    Janet Napolitano = Secretary of the Homeland Security Department

    Kathleen Sebelius = Secretary of labor

    retired Gen. James Jones = National security adviser.

    James Steinberg & Geithner = Treasury Department

    The possibality of Geithner appointment, soared nearly to 500 points of Dow Jones Industrials

    thanks.

  10. TonyK Says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    Obama cabinet (2009 – 2012)

    Timothy Geithner = Treasury secretary

    Hillary Rodham Clinton = Secretary of state,

    Eric Holder = AG

    Lawrence Summers = Economic adviser.

    Bill Richardson = Commerce secretary,

    Robert Gates = Defense secretary

    Tom Daschle = Secretary of health and human services

    Janet Napolitano = Secretary of the Homeland Security Department

    Kathleen Sebelius = Secretary of labor

    retired Gen. James Jones = National security adviser.

    James Steinberg & Geithner = Treasury Department

    The possibality of Geithner appointment, soared nearly to 500 points of Dow Jones Industrials

    thanks.

  11. Heath Says:

    That’s a good cabinet.

    Whilst the intention of no 1 ballot is clear, I would be prefectly happy for none of the “stupid” vote to count if it’s enforced consistently. It’s not that hard people!

  12. Diane Says:

    Yes, yes, the ballots are funny. I’m personally partial to the “lizard people” one.

    As to Obama’s strategy, including formal rivals and trying to bring people to the table seems pretty smart. Obama’s getting fewer and fewer enemies instead of cementing enmities or inventing new ones from wholecloth. Lincoln instead of Nixon, stylistically. But perhaps you prefer Nixon’s style, Alex? Is it better to identify ad eliminate all perceived enemies? I’m sure lots of other politicians have held this philosophy besides Nixon. Serious question. Personally, I don’t think much of that particular strategy.

  13. Alex Knepper Says:

    Diane, what on Earth are you talking about? Check your Facebook inbox.

  14. TonyK Says:

    officially , Richardson, commerce secretary,

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081123/ap_on_el_pr/obama_cabinet

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