Washington, D.C. and Missouri
1. My natural habit is to want to wait awhile in order to spill the biggest bag of beans I have yet to spill about you-know-what. But before then, I have a couple of interim smaller bags of beans I have to spill combined with the ones I have already spilled before I can get to that. But…Karl Roverrated running his mouth and dragging my ex-boss’s good name through the mud purely to help his own future business interests is begging me to speed up the process. I will resist temptation, for now.
2. Well, well, well. Emperor Barnacle can take absolutely zero credit for electing Ronald Reagan in 1980. Because you know now what you know, you realize how big of a blow this is to him, his reputation and his future ability to make money and draw clients.
Roverrated is said to be a protege of Lee Atwater, (though you wouldn’t know it by me), but even Atwater was only a very minor player in Reagan’s two Presidential campaigns, and hardly responsible for the outcome of either. Atwater was in all essence the Bush 41 campaign in 1988, but in doing so, he used tactics that Karl Roverrated not only never would, but runs away from and does the opposite of today.
3. Locally, Sarah Steelman is still $850k in the red from her Senate run. Funny, because I thought with all her links to Tea Party groups, and the fact that Tea Party money was far more likely to go her way than Todd’s way, (Brunner was self-funded in the primary mostly), and too she was hooked into the money machine of another ex-politician named “Sarah,” money should have never been a problem for her. Our campaign finished a bit in the red, even after the successful primary but regrettably less than successful general election season, but nowhere near the $850k Steelman still owes from losing to us in the primary.
This is relevant all of a sudden, because Steelman wants the Republican nomination to fill the rest of Emerson’s term in CD-8.
A nomination well know that Peter Kindercare is going to get. UPDATE: Scratch that: House Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith, from Salem, won an eight-ballot victory over Kindercare. I’m dancing in the streets right now over that.