Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Clinton Backer Geraldine Ferraro Steps Down But Leaves Warning

Geraldine Ferraro stepped down from her post on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's Finance Committee (no wonder they lost money), but left this letter to Clinton obtained by CNN's Suzanne Malveaux, which, to me, serves as a warning to Clinton and the Democratic Party:

Dear Hillary -

I am stepping down from your finance committee so I can speak for myself and you can continue to speak for yourself about what is at stake in this campaign.

The Obama campaign is attacking me to hurt you.

I won't let that happen.

Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do to make this a better world for my children and grandchildren.

You have my deep admiration and respect.


What this says to me is that Ferraro will continue to be a divisive force in the Democratic Party. What's bothersome is that she refuses to see that she's causing damage. She will drive a great many people to Barack Obama. I say, Horray! for this, but I'm concerned about the Democratic Party and I think Pelosi needs to step in and stop this crap once and for all.

Emperor's Club VIP Website "Disabled"

UPDATE: Spitzer's Call Girl

Emperor's Club VIP, the escort service that was to have played host to Eliot Spitzer's extramarital prostitution affairs, has a website which until this week probably saw very little traffic. Not anymore. Even though it does not come up on an Alexa search, it was reported when I Googled the site that it's "disabled" due to traffic.

Wow. But it's interesting that Alexa can't list it for ranking, but perhaps Alexa's overrated anyway!

UPDATE: Ashley Dupre A Millionaire From Scandal

GOV'S WANKY IN HANKY-PANKY!! > Spitzer Spent $80,000 On Prostitutes - NY Post

Ok. I had to try one of those NY Post-style headlines. What a riot! But less funny is the unfolding story of New Yok Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his reported fooling around with an escort service called Emperors Club VIP , (and for which its website has been "disabled").

Now the Post reports that Spitzer may have paid as much as $80,000 for call-girl service over a 10-year period. That's more than many people make in a year!

Stay tuned.

NY Senator Moynihan’s Widow Endorses Barack Obama

Mrs. Moynihan said, "...I know Pat would approve, applaud and encourage me to join Caroline Kennedy in supporting Barack Obama’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States." Senator Moynihan, who represented New York from 1977 to 2001, strongly supported Mrs. Clinton’s candidacy for the NY Senate seat. But it also telling that even as she supported Hillary for her seat, Mrs. Moynihan went against her for President. I think -- oh, and this is another Superdelegate win for Obama -- that there's some backlash agains the way the Clintons are ripping the Democratic Party apart for their own power grab.

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Mesquite Texas, Precinct 2312 - 200 Voters Locked Out

With the data coming in explaining that Barack Obama won the Texas Caucus, you'd think it was over, but not exactly. This voter, an Obama supporter named Avia Rice, is sharing what reads like a minor horror story down there..

Hello All:

I just got home from the Mesquite, Precinct 2312, and we waited for over 1 hour to only find out that our chairperson never showed up. We were given several numbers to call and nothing was ever resolved. The dallas county election person that handled the primary ran our meeting, when she shouldn't have, and assured us that our paper votes would count. THis was so discouraging. Once the announcments were made that we weren't aware of her wherabouts, about 20 people left and hten another 25 or so left when we were told that we were to vote on paper.
I will be calling and complaining to the Democratic party chair and well as trying to contact the media. Its very interesting that this was running rapid in Mesquite, Garland and Desoto where voters are heavily African Amercan and Hispanic. We got news that about 200 people in Desoto were locked out of the school and never let in to even try to Caucus.

What else should I do to report this?