Friday, August 29, 2008
WINNERS. LOSERS. AND WHINERS.
UPDATE: TS HANNA TO MAKE A LEFT TURN EARLIER THAN EXPECTED AND SOUTH FLORIDA NOW IN CONE OF UNCERTAINTY.
The worst part of this is the Republicans crowing about this is what happens when you move to the left instead of the right. We'll keep you updated throughout the weekend.
UPDATE: We've added a new poll and some Blog Widgets, from the Google headlines of the day, to some other content which may spice up your blog experience. All part of the same one user friendly price we charge for this blog.
UPDATE: MCCAIN'S VP CHOICE: MITT IS NOT IT.
Bob Norman's blog in Broward has the winners and losers in the Broward County political races. The losers? Hispanics according to Bob Norman.
Success has a thousand fathers, but failure is an orphan.
Here in the Herald are the prosecutors whining about Miami juries and why they lost a case. Really- to blame it on CSI-how crass. We wouldn't let a client take the stand with an explanation that pathetic. Take it from this trial lawyer- the only lesson from defeat is that it is your fault. Be brutally honest about your performance. Accept the responsibility completely-learn from the defeat and move on.
Or better yet- be bunch of whiners and don't get any better. Just makes our job easier.
For what it's worth, we thought Senator Obama's speech last night was good, not great, and that the ending fell way short of the kind of dramatic oratory that we see in closing arguments every day in the REGJB.
And maybe it's because we're old, but we thought the Republicans constant intrusion into the news cycles surrounding the Democratic convention was cheap politics at its worst. We remember when a real leader, and a real gentleman- President George H. W. Bush went on a week long camping trip during the convention that nominated Dukakis. Lee Atwater was left with the unpleasant task of informing Bush when he returned that he was 17 points down in the polls. It didn't matter. Class and competence rose to the top and Bush won. We can't help thinking that Senator McCain's candidacy is infected with former mid-level Bush/Rove operatives who do him no good. Their sacrifice of McCain's morals and ideals cheapen his quest for the presidency and will harm his legacy more than losing ever could.
But maybe this is just politics in a 24 hour news cycle blogging environment.
Enjoy the long weekend and having Monday off.
Never doubt that we shall be ready Tuesday to pounce on the REGJB powers that be if Tuesday brings us long entrance lines to the Courthouse.
PS. Hurricane Gustav appears on a path to enter the warm waters of the Gulf Of Mexico this weekend and then strike the Gulf Coast of the US early next week as a major hurricane. Meanwhile TS Hanna moves off to the east of our State with a possible turn and landfall in the Lake Okeechobee area. We will post updates as warranted, and we fervently hope these storms do not reach the intensity and cause the type of damage we all know they can cause.