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  •  Mitch McConnell (0+ / 0-)

    Now there's a guy to be proud of.  He and Jim Bunning are two of the biggest losers in the Senate.

    Mitch the Androgenous probably has photos of him and a mule on MySpace.  Isn't Bunning drunk most of the time?

    Come on, Kentucky!

    •  Mitch shouldn't be underestimated (2+ / 0-)
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      He may be from Kentucky (bash it all you want), but he's ruthless and he's smart. Get over judging a man by his accent or he'll outmaneuver you everytime.

      McConnell prepares for top job

      Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell’s new hire of Don Stewart, one of the most admired communications strategists in the Senate, is one of several indications that the lawmaker is readying his expected takeover as majority leader next year.

      McConnell (R-Ky.) is also closing the Senate at the end of legislative day and negotiating the unanimous-consent agreements needed to move business forward on the floor, aides say. He is working closely with colleagues facing reelection races to make sure amendments important to them politically are considered on the floor in the run-up to the November election.

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      Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) said McConnell has begun to assert himself more in the leadership in subtle ways.

      “In the last few months he’s been more involved than before,” Craig said. “In the past six months compared to the previous year.”

      <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

      by bronte17 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 09:05:25 AM PDT

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    •  Fletcher is McConnel's man... (0+ / 0-)

      ... but now McConnel is trying to distance himself from the Gov. I wonder how many pictures I can find of the two of them together.

      hink

      •  I have some good ones AND (1+ / 0-)
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        Geotpf

        does anyone know how to find the "ad" on the sidebar of Google?  I don't see it on my computer and I want to get McConnell's Scorecard.

        This is a GREAT TOOL. Found it on Tom Paine.

        Punch in the full name of your congressman or woman into Google and you can find out how they treated America's middle class in 2005 by checking the "ad" on the sidebar on the right of your screen. Based on the record of how they voted on bills that affect middle-class Americans, John Boehner earned an "F" and Henry Waxman an "A" in the Drum Major Institute's just-released  Middle-Class Scorecard. To promote their scorecard, DMI bought 30 days' worth of Google ads so that every time a member of Congress gets Googled, his or her record on issues from health care to economic security gets outed, too.

        <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

        by bronte17 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 09:37:52 AM PDT

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        •  I see it (0+ / 0-)

          It might depend on your physical geographic location, or how many ads the website bought.  It's an ordinary Google ad.  Anybody can buy one for any search term (within some restrictions).  It appears the Drum Major Institute bought one for all 535 congresscritters, which can't be cheap.  And people wonder why Google is able to basically print money.

          •  I think it may have something to do with cookies (0+ / 0-)

            or software blocking with my Firefox.  If so, hope the people at the Drum Major Institute take that issue into consideration the next time before linking this to "ads" on Google.

            <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

            by bronte17 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 11:02:38 AM PDT

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            •  Do you not see any ads when you use Google? (0+ / 0-)

              They are text-only, so you would have to set any ad-blocking software up real high to block them, methinks.  A normal Google search almost always has at least one ad in right hand column (and sometimes at the top of the page), and many searches get like a dozen.  It's how Google makes thier money (that, and selling ads to other websites).

              •  Nope. Nothing. Not one single ad (0+ / 0-)

                Just Google in the center and a sign-in link at the upper right corner. Do I have to sign into Google or something?

                I really want to download all this info on the Middle Class votes.

                <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

                by bronte17 on Wed Jun 21, 2006 at 11:26:40 AM PDT

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