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VIDEO: Rep. Barney Frank tells GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to stop using "weasel words."


Via The Daily Beast.

Rep. Barney Frank was on CNN’s State of the Union, and he didn't mince words when GOP Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison "hinted at something bad" regarding the David Petraeus scandal. She implied that the Obama administration or the FBI kept it quiet until after the election, but refused to get too specific with her accusations.


Are you suggesting there was some coverup, that the FBI are playing games? I think we ought to be explicit about this. I’m troubled by the implication of your statement and are you suggesting that something wasn’t legitimate here? Because that would trouble me.”

"' Excuse me, 'great concerns' is kind of a weasel word…"

"It seems to me frankly you’re kind of hinting at something bad, and I don’t see what that could be."

I think that if this was an investigation into David Petraeus’s bank account instead of his sex life, all of us would be paying a lot less attention to it.”


Video- Kay Bailey Hutchison Hits Perry's Secession Comments


Rick Perry still scares me.

Via TP.


Hutchison, Lieberman: "I would have won."


Graphic via.

Hey kids! It's rationalize o'clock! Do you know where your former senator is?

Kay Bailey Hutchison:

I would have won,” she said. “It would have been a tough race, for sure, but I think I would have won, because I think my record is good, and it is to be effective and get things done.”

Joe Lieberman:

I believed I would have won re-election,” Lieberman said. “Obviously, it would have been a tough campaign. But, you know, as I said, so what else is new?” Asked why he had made his decision, Lieberman said it was simply “time for a change.”

And by "change" he meant "winner".  And by "winner" he meant someone who wouldn't betray his own party by campaigning for Republicans like John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Now let's look at the real reasons they're not running.

Hutchison would have to face off with the tea party. Can you guess how that might have gone?

The Fort-Worth Star Telegram reported last month that the GOP lawmaker would have a Tea Party target on her back if she decided to run.

"She personifies everything that the Tea Party is fighting," said one member of a local Texas Tea Party steering committee. "She is a Republican, but when you check her votes on many issues, they are not ones that conservatives are happy with."

As for Traitor Joe:

[T]he polls showed that he would face a serious uphill climb in trying to win. [...]

This past October, a survey from Public Policy Polling (D) found Lieberman running in third place in various trial heats with hypothetical Democratic and Republican candidates, with only marginally positive ratings from Republican voters and deeply negative ratings with Democrats and independents.

"I would have won." Right. And Palin would have had a hit reality show and successful governorship...


Quickie: Eye Roll edition


Today's Quickie:

"Time is ripe for bipartisanship", said the retiring senators confidently as they prepared to leave the building.

That was today's Quickie. Was it good for you?


Rick Perry ahead in Texas elections


By GottaLaff

Governor GOP - Primary

237 of 8,236 precincts - 3 percent

  • Rick Perry (i) 106,145 - 52 percent
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison 61,357 - 30 percent
  • Debra Medina 35,268 - 17 percent

It was reported more than once that Kay Bailey Hutchison was a goner. "Throw in the towel" were the words being bandied about.

Now ClapTrap McLenoGuest can bask in more ClusterFox schlock and awe over her obvious hypnotic effect over Texas voters.

How'd she know he'd win? Someone read her palm?


Kay Bailey Hutchison Throws in the Towel?


By GottaLaff

Last October 28, I put up a post called "Why Kay Bailey Hutchison Will Lose":

Who could imagine a more engaging campaigner than Dickless McHeartStent:
Former Vice President Dick Cheney will throw his support behind Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's (R-TX) campaign for Texas governor, the AP reports.

Hutchison is challenging Gov. Rick Perry (R) in a Republican primary.

Okay, maybe she won't lose... but only because Rick Perry is such an easy target.

The premise may have been correct, but my last line wasn't:

With polls showing her way behind in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) acknowledged to the AP that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) "has succeeded at casting her as a Washington insider, hindering her effort to kick him out of the Texas governor's mansion."

Said Hutchison: "It definitely has made it more difficult for me. I didn't think that people would buy that because I've been so effective for Texas."

No surprise there, Kay. People have been buying lies, hypocrisy, the selective acceptance of those using the "R" word, secessionists, ignorance of the issues, gaffitude for a long, long time... but enough about Sarah Palin.

Speaking of Palin, she endorsed Perry. Their mutual admiration should ensure him a loss in 2010.

"Perry seems to be riding a national wave of frustration directed at Washington politicians - the same anger that has fueled the "tea party" movement and complicated the Democrats' plans to overhaul the nation's health care system. The long-serving governor who has campaigned as populist has repeatedly criticized Hutchison for pushing earmarks and voting for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout."

Nothing makes sense any more.


Texas Governor's Race Could Be Headed to a Runoff


Wow, Hutchinson must be really ticked by getting outrun by that reactionary hickboy. Via Taegan-

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds the Republican primary for Texas governor on a path to a runoff. Surprisingly, however, the runoff could be between Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Debra Medina (R), leaving Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) as the odd-woman out.

Perry currently leads with 39%, followed by Hutchison at 28% and Medina at 24%.

Analysis: "Medina supporters say their second choice is Perry by a 43-39 margin over Hutchison, suggesting that if Perry does win by ten points but still end up in a runoff Hutchison's prospects for gaining ground on him are not that strong."

The primary is in three weeks.