RM Screws Up Again
Republican Minnesota: anti-factchecking since July 2005.
Whoever gets the DFL endorsement will get the kiss of death in a primary.Where the hell is the evidence for this? The winner of the endorsement will come out looking very good against Kelly Doran, who's the only one we know will completely discount the endorsement and is facing an uphill battle in the primary. If the winner isn't Hatch, and if said winner beats Hatch by a reasonably large margin, Hatch will call it a day. Whatever else you want to call Mike Hatch, he's not stupid.
Of course we all know that in a primary, Mike Hatch will win coming out bruised, broken, penniless and having alienated many DFLers.Again, what the hell is RM basing this on? Mike Hatch is considered by many to be the favorite overall and is almost unquestionably the front-runner at this point, but he is by no means guaranteed the nomination. Especially in that Kelly Doran will pose a substantial challenge between the caucuses and the primary. As a side note, it's not clear that it's going to be a particularly negative battle, or that Hatch will alienate many Democrats. So far, things have been relatively positive and Hatch has largely avoided controversy.
Perhaps RM isn't aware, but the man's name is Paul Begala. Not to mention, of course, the "we" in place of "were". It's okay, though, since RM isn't alone; many Republicans aren't very interested in checking of any kind (fact-, spell-, grammar-, etc.).
Paul Bagalla on Meet the Press
I don't know if I heard this right (I was eating breakfast at the time) but I think I heard Paul Bagalla say the contributions from the tribes we "Abramoff-directed."
I will try and get a transcript.