As Virginia Virtucon notes: “Whoops.” Although, ironically? …It makes a certain amount of strategic sense, when you look at the map.
Alternate title: Delaware’s Governor’s office reminds us all of the first rule of social media, which is: If you are a public figure, get off of social media.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell’s office apologized Thursday for a tweet containing a link to a racy photo of a woman wearing what appears to be leather straps around her neck and chest.
Seriously: it’s just a minefield, guys. Even if it’s a danged tame racy photo, all things considered. Oh, well, nobody ever said that Delaware was a hub of sin and depravity, mostly because you can cross the state in the time it takes to say that*.
PS: Normally, I’d play a game of NAME! THAT! PARTY!!!!!! – except that CNN mentioned Rick Perry’s equally inadvertent (while extremely less kinky) deleted tweet: since CNN waited until the end of the piece to mention it and didn’t note that Perry is a Republican, I’m going to rule no harm, no foul.
*I have to pay their ridiculous tolls on a regular basis, just to cross their state on my way to somewhere more interesting, not to mention less claustrophobic. So I have paid for the right to sneer at Delaware, thank you very much.
:holding head in hands: Of course he did.
Background: in what may end up being the most epic Joe Biden Opens His Mouth EVER the Vice President told a Facebook ‘town hall’ hosted by Parenting Magazine that he had advised his wife that her proper firearms strategy in case of home invasion should be to… get a shotgun, brandish it, and empty the barrels into the air… Hold up! Wait, wait, I know what you’re going to say.
I do not think that this will have the impact that Mother Jones thinks that it will.
For those without video, it shows Paul Ryan calmly noting that a) it makes sense to have a pro-commerce and pro-business atmosphere in the United States that will make people from other countries want to park their money in our bank and b) you can raise revenue without raising taxes by growing the economy. While I understand that Mother Jones is almost violently opposed to pro-business and anti-taxation ideas, they are somewhat hampered by the minor detail that Paul Ryan’s next debate opponent is going to be Joe Biden, former Senator from Delaware. Watching Biden trying to explain why it’s all right for Delaware to deliberately and unashamedly pursue business-friendly policies, but not all right for the USA to ramp up to do the same on the international scale, would be hysterical – but not as much as the Left’s reaction. They still haven’t recovered from the beatdown that Romney gave Obama, you see.
While I understand that it’s absolutely fascinating to watch Joe Biden campaign on the unique message Let’s have a trillion dollar tax hike!
BIDEN: “On top of the trillions of dollars of spending that we have already cut, we’re gonna ask – yes – we’re gonna ask the wealthy to pay more. My heart breaks, come on man. You know the phrase they always use? Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. Guess what? Yes we do in one regard. We want to let that trillion dollar tax cut expire so the middle class doesn’t have to bear the burden of all that money going to the super wealthy. That’s not a tax raise, that’s called fairness where I come from.”
“…Ain’t… we… just.”
WASHINGTON — Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell had $2.6 million in the bank on Sept. 30, twice as much as her Democratic opponent, Chris Coons.
The Tea Party Express-backed candidate, who shocked the nation with her primary victory over GOP Rep. Mike Castle, raised nearly $3.8 million from across the country between Aug. 26 and Sept. 30 and spent $1.2 million, according to a 956-page fundraising report she filed late Friday afternoon with the Senate Public Records office.
“Now cut her down.” (more…)
“It’s often said that this is Joe Biden’s seat. It’s not. It’s Delaware’s seat.”
This would have been a fine statement by Chris Coons (D-CAND, DE-SEN) in last Thursday’s debate*… if only he believed it. You see, one of the people that have often said that the seat in question was “Joe Biden’s seat” is… Chris Coons (D CAND, DE-SEN).
We cannot let Joe Biden’s seat fall into ultraconservative hands…
Delaware attorney general Beau Biden announced Monday that he will not seek election to the U.S. Senate seat once held by his father, Vice President Joe Biden.
The younger Biden told supporters in an e-mail that he will run for re-election as attorney general rather than seek the Senate seat his father held for 36 years.
Biden’s decision comes on the heels of a GOP upset in Massachusetts last week that ended the Democrats’ filibuster-proof majority in the Senate. It leaves veteran Republican congressman and former two-term governor Mike Castle, one of the most successful politicians in Delaware history, still waiting for a Democratic opponent.
I’m translating, mind you. Also, I’m not really surprised.
Crossposted to RedState.
Now watch: he’ll announce today, just to spite me.
[Former President Bill] Clinton delivered the keynote address at the party’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner, the kickoff to the 2010 campaign in Delaware — a foray many Democrats hope will again feature “Biden for Senate” buttons.
But there was no word from Attorney General Biden on Tuesday night about whether he will run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by his father.
Mark my words, an announcement was expected last night; the Jefferson-Jackson dinner would have been the logical time and place for it, too. On the other hand, VP Biden’s name does not have the luster… well, it never particularly had any real luster, but he doesn’t poll well these days. And on the gripping hand, as one of Jim Geraghty’s readers notes 2014 may be a more logical time for AG Biden to run for Senate anyway. Meanwhile, of course, Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) is running for Senate himself. For those keeping score: no on stimulus, yes on cap-and-trade – but yes on Stupak/no on health care.
Possibly lately he’s been… thoughtful… too.
Crossposted to RedState.
Like RS’s Erick Erickson and TNR’s Ironman, I instinctively shy from a boycott of the NRCC because they had eight members out of one hundred and seventy eight who flunked a test vote. Some of the names on that list hurt to see, and a couple are exercises in teeth-grinding; but perfect is the enemy of the good, and Congressional Republicans have done a good job in using our lopsidedly minority status to the best effect possible. Nobody’s pretending that this was passed with bipartisan support. Nobody’s even trying. That’s better news for next year’s elections than what I was frankly expecting, back in December 2008.
That being said: this was a test vote, and these eight represent eight ‘Blue Dogs’ that could safely vote No on this bill and keep pretending to their constituents that they believe in fiscal responsibility, and there needs to be some sort of response to that.