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With Our Weather, You Can’t Get a Decent Night’s Sleep

McGehee sent me an email today from Marshalltown, Iowa and said they had a rough night, including losing power at the hotel.  I was up late last night watching the storms run into the Marshalltown area, and suspected they had trouble.  He said he hoped today would be better.

Just as we’re trying to get to sleep tonight, the sirens go off here in Des Moines, dragging us up out of bed into the basement.

A tornado was detected on radar northwest of us and tracked east to northeast, so not much risk of hitting us.  Shortly after it there was a sighting as well.

Now we’re just getting a lot of lightning and thunder… one strike was somewhere in our neighborhood… hopefully no one …


Interesting Day

Just a few reflections on the day…

Politics:

News reports put Hillary ending her campaign on Friday or Saturday. As usual, I’ll believe it when I see it. It’s sad that Hillary has had such a hard time concluding her campain:

“We pledged to support her to the end,” said Representative Charles B. Rangel, a New York Democrat who has been a patron of Mrs. Clinton since she first ran for the Senate. “Our problem is not being able to determine when the hell the end is.”

Meanwhile, Ann Coulter (yes, I know that last time I mentioned her I was not very gracious) shares some valuable insights comparing Hillary’s complaints about popular votes vs. delegate votes, and comparing this situation to Al Gore’s …


The Aftermath, and the Wuss

It’s been a busy day in politics…

John Edwards has apparently been paying attention to our suggestions. He has decided to drop out of the race leaving no endorsement (yet).  Any bets on who that helps?

Rudy Giuliani also has departed, providing an endorsement to John McCain. Nice.  Most people seem to agree that McCain is not as conservative as Romney, just like the Easter Bunny isn’t as real as Santa Claus (most people can at least say they’ve had a conversation with Santa, not with the Bunny).  Hucklebee is apparently the only one waiting for an official invitation to leave (Ron Paul hasn’t spent all his money yet, so we may be stuck with him longer than Nader).

Speaking of Ralph Nader, it …


Can’t Iowa Republicans Do Better?

I am amazed that the Republican Party in Iowa is intent on rolling over so easily this year. In a story in today’s Des Moines Register, we find out that party leaders and potential candidates have essentially decided it’s not worth the effort to put up a race against Leonard Boswell (Democrat-Iowa 3rd District US House of Representatives) or Tom Harkin (Democrat-Iowa US Senator).

Boswell does face a primary contest, but no Republican challenger has emerged.

According to the Register:

Part of the outlook is the chilling effect on the party of losses in 2006. That’s when Iowa Democrats reclaimed legislative majorities, won two of four U.S. House seats held by Republicans and elected the party’s first successor to a Democratic governor in 70


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