Sunday, September 26, 2010

Failsafe Election Strategies

After such a busy week, we’re laying low this weekend. In advance of hitting the campaign trail, we’re inspecting all of our containment systems. Some of them seem to have stretched  beyond the “failsafe” specs and are in need of some seam reinforcement.

3Backup containment system beginning to show some stress fractures at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Butt that reminds me: did you get a chance to hear BO’s introduction of MO at Bill’s Global Initiative?

President Barack Obama gushed with pride here Thursday as he introduced first lady Michelle Obama for her speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, telling the crowd that she’s the “moral center” that guides him through the noise of Washington and reminds him why he's there;

Well, I guess that’s one way to put it.


Assuming that’s the case, maybe we’ve identified part of the problem. I could see about having Raj reprogram both of their GPSs.

Big Guy wasn’t done yet, going on to praise Lady M as “a partner to me, and the best mother that I know.” Not to nitpick, but given what I’ve heard about Big Guy’s mom, that’s not exactly high praise.

ANN_DUNHAM_OBAMA_SOETERO_NUDE_2 Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetero, in her “art photo” days

Anyway, the Bill shill was probably the high point of the week. The UN assembly was a little vexing, with the Mad Iranian going off again like a looney tune, dissing the U.S. right after Big Guy graciously extended his hand in a gesture of  outreach.

Plus, BO was already off his good mood because the economy improvements he ordered hadn’t arrived yet, and he was counting on them to help with the upcoming elections. Unemployment: unexpectedly up again last week. GDP growth rate, unexpectedly slowing – when Big Guy specifically ordered it to speed up.  There’s gonna’ be a lot of “homework” assignments on Monday.

But there is some good news: August existing home sales were up!  August was only the second lowest month in 15 years. July was the lowest.

bojo So, as Joey B would say, “we’re headed in the right direction.”







Not that anyone around here is worried about the elections. Although Clarice’s Pieces today has our team all wee-weed up about November and 2012.

We just have to redouble our efforts to get the votes out. And if If Doug Ross is right about this:

Most of the findings focused on a group called Houston Votes, a voter registration group headed by Steve Caddle, who also works for the Service Employees International Union. Among the findings were that only 1,793 of the 25,000 registrations the group submitted appeared to be valid. The other registrations included one of a woman who registered six times in the same day; registrations of non-citizens; so many applications from one Houston Voters collector in one day that it was deemed to be beyond human capability…

all we have to do is get a hold of that Steve Caddle and get him to train the rest of our SEIU volunteers.