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  •  A lesson from Landrieu (4.00)
    Hardball last night featured most of the gang of 14 Senate compromisers. Tweety gleefully threw the Dean quote at the Dems to incite some Dean dissing. A couple of them went for it, and everyone was tittering about Dean like he's not fit to hang out with the kool kids. When the question went to Mary Landrieu, she ignored the specific quote and started talking about the importance of Dean's main point that people shouldn't have to wait in 8 hour lines to vote. Tweety made one futile attempt to get her to address the specific quote, but she just kept talking about the voting issue until Tweety started talking over her and changed the subject. Biden, Edwards, and all the rest of the Dems should take a lesson from Mary Landrieu.
    •  I swear (none)
      I don't even know why they bother going on those things. Unless you follow the script, you get cut. There is no decent reason for them to appear. It just gives false credibility. If no Democrats would go on a show that behaved like that, they would be revealed as the partisan hackery they are, not that the audience would care. It's ridiculous.

      Why is it so hot in here, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

      by justme on Tue Jun 07, 2005 at 02:35:34 PM PDT

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    •  and Landrieu is in the right wing (none)
      of the Democratic party.  One can have a big tent without fist fights inside.

      Besides, Lanrieu is not an idiot.  She needs to combine White moderate votes with solid Black support.  So how can she show that she understands concerns of the Blacks without alienating Whites?  Voting rights etc. are the perfect issue.  Distancing herself from Dean --- there is just no political capital in it.

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