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Perry is running. Everybody knows that. You guys (just listened to Peter Robinson on the last podcast) are trying very hard to cover for Murphy. 'He adds to the conversation' [comment redacted]
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Mike Murphy mentioned himself there is money in it. Also, think of the potential resume enhancement if he could have said he helped get Whitman across the line. That is his business. · Jul 11 at 7:47pm
If his resume is enhanced if she wins, isn't it diminished by her loss? · Jul 11 at 9:01pm
What say you Diane Ellis?
mesquito: Listening to the podcast, I got to wondering.
Has Mike Murphy ever referred to a prominent Democrat pol as "crazy"?
And what percentage of the vote did his candidate get in California last year? · Jul 11 at 3:31pm
Don't blame Mike Murphy for Meg Whitman's failure. The woman was a miserable candidate. If she'd had three feet, she would have shot herself in each of them. · Jul 11 at 5:24pm
I agree she was a miserable candidate. So why was Murphy advising her? To cynically take her money.? Or because he's a poor judge of talent? · Jul 11 at 7:40pm
And I don't begrudge him that. Separating suckers from their money is a time honored American tradition. Just don't try to blow smoke up my fundament.
I agree she was a miserable candidate. So why was Murphy advising her? To cynically take her money.? Or because he's a poor judge of talent?
"The fact that something is literally true is not a license to go around in public and, unprompted, state it as sloppily as you want."
Good to know.
Aaron Miller: As I said months ago when Hezbollah's presence in Mexico was first reported, our enemies in the Middle East would benefit from the emergence of a de facto narco-terrorist state along the Rio Grande. It doesn't matter if Mexico and the United States refuse to formally recognize that independent state (which simply buys off border officials, rather than makes them wear snazzy cartel uniforms).
Hezbollah gets loads of money, fresh recruits and a Trojan horse (Tijuana burro, if you prefer). The cartels get weapons, training and powerful political allies. The OIC, South American dictators, China, Russia and North Korea gain a strategic military advantage against the U.S., should they ever need it.
That said, how does trouble in Syria make that situation worse? If anything, wouldn't troubles for Hezbollah in Asia mean Hezbollah operatives in Mexico might become more independent, and so more likely to assimilate into the cartels and prefer making blood money to killing infidels? · Jul 8 at 9:44pm
You ask a profound and important question. And I'm sure the ATF and the FBI are right on top of it.
Why we needn't fear the rise of China or India, for we will crush them and eat them. With ranch dressing. And Velveeta cheese and Rotel sauce. And bacon bits. MMM.
My congressman replaced Vic Snyder and is the the first Republican elected from the 2nd district in 20 years. He's on the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Judiciary and Republican Study committees. So I've got no complaints. Yet.
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