MO Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) cuts and runs.

It’s official: the last remaining ostensibly politically viable member of the once-powerful Carnahan dynasty has decided to not seek a third term.  I say ‘ostensibly’ because it was actually unclear that Robin Carnahan was ever going to recover from her humiliating shellacking at the hands of Roy Blunt in last year’s MO-SEN race (13 points is pretty bad).  And I say ‘last remaining’ because her brother Russ Carnahan is, metaphorically speaking, a dead man walking: the Missouri legislature took the opportunity offered by redistricting to excise Carnahan’s seat in a heroic act of political eugenics.

As you may have guessed from the above, I am not particularly enamored of the Carnahan dynasty.  Truth be told, I mistrust any American political dynasty that doesn’t have John Adams as a primary genetic ancestor: frankly, they tend to turn to the bad by the third generation*. So you can imagine that the news that Robin is not going to wait around to be tossed out of office is a pleasant one for me… particularly since it means that Tom Carnahan has a little bit of a patronage problem now for his wind boondoggle business.  As in, a little bit of a lack of patronage problem. Continue reading MO Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) cuts and runs.

Get in their faces: Name of arrested Carnahan staffer Javonne Spitz?

[UPDATE] Welcome, Ace of Spades readers. I think that it could be salmon.

Here’s the video (via AoSHQ) of a woman arrested at yesterday’s Carnahan meltdown who claimed to be a Carnahan staffer:

And here’s the text from an article about the arrest:

His friend, Javonne Spitz, 51, of O’Fallon, Mo, said she doesn’t think she was interfering with anything.


She said she came to the forum Thursday because “I wanted to see what it was all about.”


At the forum, Spitz admits she was tossed out because she had been taking photographers of angry protesters as they tried to drown out the speakers.


(Spitz was the woman in the salmon-colored shirt whose arrest was featured Friday in a video on


“These tea baggers are dangerous,” she said. “I’m not going to any more town hall meetings until these people calm down.”

Note that in the article the woman never brought up the Carnahan connection. So, lying either way.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.