Lames to the slaughter
Behold the agony of Blanche Lincoln:
"Caught in a surge of antigovernment sentiment, [Arkansas senator] Lincoln has been blasted by conservatives for allowing health care legislation to proceed, and has already attracted a slate of potential Republican challengers. At the same time, in a state with a more centrist tradition than most others in the South, she has become a target of the left for opposing a government-run public health care option, easier organizing rules for unions and regulation to fight global warming.Bright spots?
Not only do polls show her behind several of the Republicans, she now also faces a challenger in the May 18 Democratic primary, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter... The Sierra Club is running radio advertisements against Mrs. Lincoln and even Emily’s List, which raises money for the election of Democratic women who support abortion rights, joined the pile-on last week, reminding followers that it stopped supporting Mrs. Lincoln, who is generally a supporter of abortion rights, after she voted to ban a form of late-term abortion in 1999."
"Mrs. Lincoln retains the support of... former President Bill Clinton and Wesley K. Clark, the retired Army general."Nice to see this limited-liability board-room beeyotch getting the heat these days, but who in the Sam Hell is her pwog-side primary contest tormentor, Bill Halter? Rhodes Scholar, Clinton-appointed federal bureaucrat... and get a load of the chiaroscuro of those Nixonian jowls; what a promising cove, eh?
"Calling Mr. Halter “a true progressive,” MoveOn.org and other liberal groups quickly raised $1.1 million for him... four unions pledged to spend $1 million each to help him win.The Sierra Club is running radio advertisements against Mrs. Lincoln and even Emily’s List, which raises money for the election of Democratic women who support abortion rights, joined the pile-on."The Pwog Panzers are really rolling here. Four whole unions?... Wow, this guy must be well to the left of Vermont Maid Bernie Sanders.
Can we at least hope the seat goes red-meat Republican come fall? Not that that would be any improvement; but it would provide a salutary blend of justice and entertainment, something we don't see much of any more, now that public hangings have fallen into disfavor.