Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go? Not the Cheneys. Not this Thanksgiving. Not when U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney is using her gay sister Mary to right her sinking campaign in Wyoming.
After John Boehner was elected leader of the House Republicans in 2006, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked him what was, at the time, an obvious question: “Medicare prescription drug benefit,” Wallace said. “How do you think it’s working?”
Mitt Romney’s enduring problem is that we don’t know what lies beneath the eager-to-please demeanor that leads him to emit impenetrable lines like the one this weekend about loving Michigan because its “trees are the right height.”
After authorities charged a former Pennsylvania State University football coach and two administrators in a child sex-abuse scandal, Governor Tom Corbett said nothing publicly about it until four days later.
At a recent campaign rally, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, tried to quash a narrative that some people find too irresistible to drop. A woman at the rally asked the candidate about reported divisions between Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Bachmann brushed it off.
Republican presidential rivals went on the attack in a nationally televised debate yesterday, shedding the politeness marking previous forums as they squared off in Iowa before a weekend straw poll that could derail some of their campaigns.