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2006 November 08 — Why Now?
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How Bad Was It?

As Steve Bates of Yellow Doggerel Democrat puts it, for some people “better dead that Red.”

Via Ellroon at Rants from the Rookery we learn of the case similar to the Ashcroft – Carnahan Senate race in Missouri in 2000, in which incumbent Republican Senator John Ashcroft lost to deceased Governor Mel Carnahan.

According to the MSNBC article, Dead woman wins county commissioner’s race, voters in Jerauld County, South Dakota voted for a Democratic candidate who had died two months before the election rather than the incumbent Republican.

That is world-class backlash.

November 8, 2006   4 Comments

Happy Blogiversary™

Happy third blogiversary to Bark Bark Woof Woof and Echidne of the Snakes.

Don’t miss their election posts. I was especially happy to learn that the attorney general of Kansas, Phill Kline, is a nasty footnote in the history of the state.

November 8, 2006   2 Comments

Rove’s Polls

The determined digging of Cat Daddy & Dr. Squeeky produced Rove’s polling data on Sunday.

Maybe Karl and Ken can start their own campaign consulting firm: Delusional Concepts.

November 8, 2006   2 Comments

Rumsfeld Toast?

CNN is reporting that Rumsfeld will step down.

I’m not holding my breath.

November 8, 2006   11 Comments

Local Results

There are 124,257 registered voters in Okaloosa County, 72,557 [58.4%] registered as Republicans.

[Note: it isn’t clear whether absentee ballots are included in the numbers, but early voting should be.]

Only 55,890 [45.0%] made it to the polls, and several hundred of those only voted for governor, based on the vote counts for the other races.

Cruella de Harris received 60.7% of the votes in this county, and the rest of the Republican statewide candidates received better than 70% of the vote.

That clown, Jeff Miller, is still in Congress.

The only good news statewide is that it looks like Alex Sink will be the Chief Financial Officer, even though she lost in Okaloosa County. She is not just a Democrat, she is actually qualified by real-world experience and education to be a CFO.

It looks like all of the ballot measures passed, and all of the upper level judges were retained.

No one is going to have to appear before a local judge named “Dixie Dan,” so we were spared one minor indignity.

Some of you probably thought I was kidding when I talked about this county being blood red.

November 8, 2006   9 Comments