How ironic. Republicans, who won control of the House and Senate in 1994 by turning that year’s midterm elections into a national referendum on then-President Bill Clinton, now want to return to an “all politics is local” mantra to avoid getting tossed out on their asses because of President George W. Bush’s unpopularity.
You gotta wonder what the decision makers at CBS news are smoking over at West 60th. Must be at least a double doobie, based on what they considered to be news for the debut of their new Evening News with Katie Couric Tuesday night. Couric opened the show with a perky “I am very happy to be with you tonight,” which should have warned us all to switch over to the more professional Brian Williams at NBC.
In Arizona, one House candidate called party officials idiots. In Rhode Island, ad-makers turned a Senate hopeful into a political pinata. And that’s just Republicans attacking Republicans ahead of Tuesday’s nine-state primary night, the busiest of the year.
The United States’ treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay and Iraq has done serious damage to the country’s image abroad, Republican Senator John McCain was quoted as saying by a German paper on Saturday.