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April 24, 2006
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*Bush's approval and disapproval ratings explained.

*The Weekly Standard has a hilarious account of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his role in the making of the Dolph Lundgren action flick "Red Scorpion". Via Volokh.

*Amy Langfield has pictures of and from the new Seven World Trade center; the fifth from the bottom is strongly reminiscent of the view from my office in 1 WTC back when I was on the 58th floor. Via Welch.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:32 AM | Blog 2006-14 | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

The Abramoff bit was hysterical. One line was sort of sad though. About someone now being the lobbyist in Washington for Orange COunty. And I know New York City has one as well.

Why sad? Shouldn't lobbyists for muncipal needs be called Members of Congress?

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at April 24, 2006 1:36 PM

nice chart on Bush & gas prices. It probably explains in part why Clinton was so popular: historically low gas prices (due to Asian economies melting down.) Otherwise, if everyone loved Clinton so much, why did they not give him a Democratic Congress (even one house.)

Posted by: rbj at April 24, 2006 2:04 PM

The congress/clinton "argument" is absurd. Americans have historically preferred to split the government. How many times did the great and loved Reagan get a Republican Congress?

Posted by: Kevin at April 24, 2006 6:28 PM

Reagan did have a Republican Senate from 1981 - 1987. And yes, it is true that Reagan did have to deal with a Democrat House which makes it all the more remarkable that Clinton, who was the recipient of a 40 year run of Democrats controlling the House, lost it.

Posted by: rbj at April 24, 2006 6:44 PM

Wow, what a warped view. Clinton didn't lose Congress. And Bush isn't losing this Congress. Neither are gas prices. The Dems lost power after 40 years because of corruption. The current Republican Congressional problems, which may lead to losing power (maybe the majority, maybe not, but definitely some seats) is because of the same problem, corruption.

Posted by: kevin at April 25, 2006 12:27 PM
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