Democrats and unions may go together like politics and corruption, sin and scandal, baseball and hot dogs but many union power players are taking a wait and see attitude towards the crowded field of Democratic candidates for President.
The Democratic wannabes have done everything but genuflect in front of big labor bosses in the pre-primary season but few endorsements have come out of their begging, whining and pleading.
So far the response from most unions has been the old version of “don’t call us, we’ll call you.”
Internet gossip monger Matt Drudge may have little use or regard for the truth but he remains a power player in political circles — so much in fact that even the campaign of Hillary Clinton may be using his web site to leak stories and gain an edge on the competition.
This comes as a surprise to some observers who remember the large role Drudge played in outing the Monica Lewinsky scandal during Bill Clinton’s scandal-scarred Presidency.
Like him or not, Drudge is a player in a political world where the Internet’s influence grows with each election cycle.
After becoming the most outed spy in American history, Valerie Plame is telling her story.
Or parts of it…the parts the CIA will let her tell.
Plame’s new book is a far cry from the manuscript she wrote for publication. By the time her former employer, the Central Intelligence Agency, was through with it the story had lots of gaps and holes.
Still, what emerges is, for the most part, interesting reading.
Sunday’s GOP Presidential candidate debate was more of a free-for-all than a discussion of the issues as participants attacked each other, Hillary Clinton, and anything Democratic.
Then they argued among themselves over who is, or is not, a real conservative.
With the rabid right wing of the Republican Party threatening to bolt and back an as-yet unnamed third party candidate, the GOP Presidential wannabes behaved like a group of schoolyard bullies, each trying to claim they were tougher than the others.
It came off as childish, immature, and foolish.