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Governor Schwarzenegger

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October 7, 2003
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Immediately after the recall TV debate, I was one of the few analysts to correctly predict that Arnold would be governor, barring a meteor strike. That meteor strike came in the form of a sleazy last-minute hit piece by the LA Times. Over the last four days, the dust has settled and the horizon...

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Go Vote Today

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October 7, 2003
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Californians, drag a friend along to vote today. Kick Gray Davis out and give the LA Times the finger! Arnold’s web site can help you get to your polling place and find his name on the ballot. Tom McClintock’s site can help you find his name on the ballot.

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Bush-Cheney 04 Blog

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October 7, 2003
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The Bush-Cheney 04 campaign now has an official blog and great tools for other bloggers.

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The Incompetent Times

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October 7, 2003
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Gray Davis complaining about the liberal media? You bet! The New York Times Magazine had a lively cover story in its Sept. 28 issue about the recall election, and it started with an equally lively anecdote about how Gov. Gray Davis’ next-door neighbor disliked Davis’ un-neighborly behavior so much she gave $2,000 to the...

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Recall: The Dating Story

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October 7, 2003
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When it comes to the dating game, Arnold wins.

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And Then There Were Nine

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October 7, 2003
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And Then There Were Nine

When Bob Graham entered the presidential race, I put up this picture and said that he was just too ugly to be elected president. Now Graham has made it official by dropping out of the presidential race. In his typical infuriating, vacillating way, he hasn’t yet decided whether he’ll run for re-election to his...

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The Numbers

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October 6, 2003
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California Insider (Daniel Weintraub) on the potential effects of a drop-off in question 2 of the recall ballot: Suppose turnout is 60 percent, and the overall electorate matches conventional wisdom and comes in at about 43 percent Democrat and 38 percent Republican. I actually think it might be bigger and more balanced than that,...

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Babs On the Recall

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October 6, 2003
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Barbra “Gebhardt” Streisand is urging voters not to recall “Grey” Davis.

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Too Late?

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October 6, 2003
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Was the LAT’s carefully scheduled hit piece too late? Even as polls show the race narrowing, the fact is some 2 million absentee ballots — possibly 20 percent of the total recall vote — already have been cast by mail. If the “pre-groping” polling was right, it’s likely that up to 56 percent of...

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California GOTV

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October 6, 2003
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All sides are mounting a furious Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) operation in California. If you’re planning to vote tomorrow, Arnold’s web site can give you directions to find your polling place and find his name on the ballot.

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LAT Fallout

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October 6, 2003
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The LA Times is suffering for its carefully scheduled hit piece: In an astonishing story from page A34 of Sunday’s Times, Readers Angry at The Times for Schwarzenegger Stories, the paper struggles to report the damage done to its reputation over the past three days while at the same time offering a lengthy apologia...

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“Old Bull” Democrats

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October 6, 2003
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David Broder has an interesting piece on “old bull” Democrats, House members who keep winning in Republican districts: The abundance of John Spratts — veteran Democrats in their sixties or beyond who hang in year after year, even when the odds are heavy against a switch of control that would make them committee chairmen...

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Go Read Kaus

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October 5, 2003
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Mickey Kaus is all you need to keep up with the recall.

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Jill Stewart on the Times

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October 5, 2003
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Respected columnist Jill Stewart blasts the LA Times: It’s nothing short of journalistic malpractice when a paper mounts a last-minute attack that can make or break one of the most important elections in California history. The Times looked even more biased by giving two different reasons for publishing its gruesome article at the last...

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Jindal, Blanco in Runoff

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October 5, 2003
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Bobby Jindal made it into the Louisiana Gubernatorial runoff with 33 percent of the vote, a better showing than polls had indicated. Kathleen Blanco also made it (barely) with 18 percent. Blanco is Jindal’s strongest opponent and I give her the edge in the runoff; but it’s going to be a tight race. The...

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