The Red Sox … the Phillies … even Boltgirl’s Cubs … all landed on the losing side of the tally sheet yesterday.
So did Utah’s Senator Bob Bennett who apparently wasn’t a pure enough for the consrvative conservatives of Utah. The trend could be an encouraging one, as the right-wingers split the Republican vote and splinter the party. Although it’s a damn scary thought that one of them might actually win.
In Arizona, Sen. John McCain is in a tough primary fight against former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, a conservative talk-radio host. In Kentucky, Rand Paul, the son of libertarian Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, is gaining momentum in his challenge against the GOP establishment’s pick of Secretary of State Trey Grayson to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning.
In New Hampshire, former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte is battling three Republican challengers to fill the seat being vacated by Republican Judd Gregg.
Speaking of New Hampshire, what I’d like to see is a moderate Republican like Liz Hager run for Governor. Was talking to a friend last night and we agreed that if someone like that were to run as an independent, he or she might just win it in this desperate-for-leadership state of ours!
Would you consider it, Liz?
On the WPS front I note that the Breakers and Freedom ended up in a 0-0 tie, whilst the Philly Independence were pegged with their first loss (by the Athletica), and FC Gold Pride continued to roll (right over the Red Stars).
by Ron Padgett
When my mother died
she left very little: old clothes,
modest furniture, dishes, some
change, and that was about it.
Except for the stapler. I found it
in a drawer stuffed with old bills
and bank statements. Right off
I noticed how easily it penetrated
stacks of paper, leaving no bruise
on the heel of my hand.
It worked so well I brought it home,
along with a box of staples, from
which only a few of the original 5000
were missing. The trick is remembering
how to load it—it takes me several minutes
to figure it out each time, but I persist until
Oh yes, that’s it! Somewhere in all this
my mother is spread out and floating
like a mist so fine it can’t be seen,
an idea of wafting, the opposite of stapler.