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The cover of the day goes to Miami herald for the most brazen corruption story from “I won’t stop fighting the spill” Obama
I will give Arkansas Democrat Gazette runner upcover of the day – just for simply and clearly stating all the relevant topics of the day
another runner up for NY Post for keeping the oil leak front and center
.Less relevant, WaPo adds the “peace breaking in the Senate” over banks bill – I think Wall Street showed them all who is the boss yesterday
.while NY Times is a jumble with a pretty picture again
.Trying to figure who started the market fall (cough, cough, Chicago!) is on The Wall Street page
.while Boston Herald looks at Census Waste
Chicago Tribune is my Cover of the Day today because of this desperate hug Obama gives his departing from politics corrupt buddy running for his old seat (was that seat EVER won earnestly I wonder?) Anyway, the hug is significant in the light of the knowledge the WH is resigned to let that seat go
WaPo has the caption that would complement the Chicago Times photo
.The other big November story is Charlie Crist switch to independent in Florida. Here it is in Miami Herald along with the alarm for the coastline that Obama so cavalierly ceded to oilmen
I am talking of this ugly spill, pictured in Obama Times
In Financial news, while the GOP filibuster was dropped here, Greece is sinling (thank you, GS!) – a good cover by DC’s Express
In NY, the only non-Bullock news is about the La Guardia airport:
I just liked the page one of the Examiner, even though it really is about a little relevant local issue
Washington Post is heralding the next crisis brought upon by a new wave of foreclosures
.Washingtom Times has the ultimate Jr.jr article: from international Human rights groups
f Amnesty International USA. “Change will require more than just rhetoric. Reports’ findings should be formally integrated into decision-making processes that incorporate respect for human rights as a criterion.”Mr. Cox also noted the Obama White House’s continuity with Bush-era anti-terrorism policies and reluctance to prosecute Bush-era officials, and he said they undermined the State Department report and other U.S. critics of human rights abuses.
In NY, now that there’s nothing to the big Governor investigation, Cuomo is washing his hands of it, handing it to an obscure ex-judge.
The real reason? WSJ has it
Since taking on the investigations of Mr. Paterson, the state’s first African-American governor, Mr. Cuomo has seen a slip in his popularity, particularly among minority voters.
A poll released on Tuesday found that Mr. Cuomo’s approval rating among New York voters had dropped 13 percentage points to 54% in a week.
Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, suffered a decline of 22 points among nonwhite voters in New York, according to the Marist Poll.
Asked why the governor had not yet been interviewed, Mr. Cuomo said, “There’s a sequence to the witnesses, and the witnesses who are going to be most directly involved in the charges normally come at the end of that sequence.”
(and the part in the sequence they were all counting on was Paterson resigning)
Also big news, the 9.11 settlement for health problems of the 9.11 responders
AM NY is showing us all those who added glamor to pot and made it acceptable – I guess no one can take that accomplishment from Obama: he succeeded where Cheech and Chong failed (or did they?)
Since it appears this is bogus enough to be retracted by Daily News on page one, let’s see how many covers I saved on this issue only
I was planning to simply make an entry in my Schadenfreude list today, but as I researched the story it got too colorful, and I got too angry.
Let me preface this by saying that I was a big supporter of John Conyers. He show up at our anti-war protests. He acted like a progressive during the Bush years, even attempting an impeachment – and thus revealing hos complicit Democrats in congress were with Bush’s crimes.
It was for that reason, that his – and his wife’s ugly machinations during the Michigan primaries hurt so much. This felt like a knife in the back to me.
Remember, te DNC chose to discredit the elections of Florida and Michigan as punishment for moving their primaries earlier. Illinois which did the same got away with it – no one even noticed.
The candidates agreed not to campaign in those two states and in Michigan, Obama and Edwards took their names off the ballot. Thanks to the Conyerses the “no campaign pledge was grossly violated in Michigan.
FEMALE: HOW CAN WE VOTE FOR OBAMA ON TUESDAY?
Rep. Conyers: YOU CAN’T. YOU CANNOT EVEN WRITE IN OBAMA’S NAME. IF YOU DO YOUR VOTE WILL NOT COUNT BECAUSE OBAMA’S CAMPAIGN CHOSE NOT TO PLACE HIS NAME ON THE MICHIGAN BALLOT SO AS NOT TO VIOLATE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY RULES. BUT YOU CAN VOTE UNCOMMITTED
Councilwoman Conyers: IF AT LEAST 15% OF THE PEOPLE VOTE UNCOMMITTED, THE STATE DEMOCRATIC PARTY MUST SEND THAT PERCENTAGE OF DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION UNCOMMITTED.
The media of course ate it all up, skipping on the illegal and dirty aspect of it leading to this interesting write-up
A spokesman for Monica Conyers joined Rove in offering a blistering assessment of Clinton’s Michigan performance. The spokesman to Monica Conyers also sought to tie the unusually high “uncommitted” vote to the recent Martin Luther King and “fairy tale” comments made by Clinton and her husband, the former president.
“Michigan was the first time, where in effect, the vote was a referendum on the racially insensitive remarks of both candidate Clinton and former President Clinton,” said Sam Riddle, a spokesman for Monica Conyers, “and the verdict rendered by black voters in Michigan was nothing less than a complete rejection of the Clinton candidacy.”
Thus, the media turned another Clinton win (by 15% in a state where she didn’t campaign but was campaigned against) into a defeat.
DNC had all their basis covered so ultimately, it was the RBC who snatched delegates from Hillary (thwarting the will of hundreds of thousand of Michigan voters) and gifted them to Obama.
If you are now angry, here’s some comic relief: Monica Conyers debating middle school kids in a failed PR attempt (about as successful as Michael Scott of The Office”?
And now, for schadenfreude, today’s headline
Conyers’ wife sentenced to 3 yrs
and some of the colorful goings on in the court
As guards cleared the packed courtroom, Monica Conyers yelled that she planned to appeal. The wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, wanted to withdraw her guilty plea, suggesting she was the victim of “badgering” last year when she admitted taking cash to support a Houston company’s sludge contract with the city.
and this is what she did
Conyers’ plea deal was limited to taking bribes to support a contract with Synagro worth $47 million a year. But the recent trial of her former aide, Sam Riddle, exposed a series of purported schemes involving others making payoffs to do business at City Hall.
Prosecutors said Mr. Riddle and Conyers collected $69,500 by shaking people down..
Monica Conyers, you certainly made my Schadenfreude list