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Your Uncle Say isn't buying the talk that Hillary Clinton may concede this election tonight:
There’s some speculation that Clinton is going to concede. Which I doubt. After all, this election is hers. And it has been since the mid 1990s and no upstart will get in her way. To the end, it will go. So, sit back and enjoy the show. At least, it’s almost over. Barring another lawsuit, of course.
Jun 3, 2008 12:01 PM
Your friend Alice has a few ideas on what Hillary Clinton should do, as well as what she should not do, after her campaign for President is over:
I don't think she'd be a good vice-presidential candidate. I just can't see it -- Bill would be a 500-pound gorilla on the ticket, not really on the ticket, but constantly getting in the way and overshadowing the real candidates. But Hillary's a great Senator and a great campaigner, so I'd like to see her return to those jobs as soon as she's had a chance to catch her breath. She has a lot to contribute on Capitol Hill and I'd like to see her on the campaign trail, working to get Barack Obama, and other Democrats, elected. Beyond the election, I'd love to see her as our next Supreme Court justice -- if the Democrats make enough gains in the Senate to get her confirmed, of course. This would be a twofer, as far as I'm concerned. First, she'd be a fantastic Justice -- she's an incredibly smart, person with a willingness to dig deep into issues and really flesh out a debate. But the big bonus would be that the right wingnuts would go completely bonkers at the idea of a Clinton sitting on the Supreme Court for the rest of her life. We'd probably get to watch more than a few conservative heads explode in the aftermath. A great appointment and quality entertainment! You can't beat it!
Jun 3, 2008 11:46 AM
Jill Miller Zimon thinks the Israeli Lobby conference tomorrow may be the perfect place to make a Democratic show of unity ending -- at least symbolically -- the Democratic race for President. Both Democratic Leaders in Congress, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton will be in attendance.
Jun 3, 2008 11:43 AM
Nate Rau has more on the "Kleinfelter Situation":
“I didn’t go to that meeting to say, ‘He’s not going to be renewed,’” McLean told The City Paper Monday. “I went into that meeting to say, ‘He needs to remember the commissioners are the one who sign his contract.’ That’s what I meant to imply.”
Jun 3, 2008 11:15 AM
From the AP:
[T]he former majority leader in the U.S. Senate says he doesn't see a link between how GOP legislative candidates do and his decision on whether to run for governor. Democrats currently hold a 53-46 advantage in the House, while the Senate is tied 16-16 with one independent. Frist has said he will wait until early next year to decide whether to run.
Jun 3, 2008 11:07 AM
State Senate 14 District candidate Lynn Sebourn on the radio:
Perspectives is a new show hosted by Greg Sandlin on Thunder Radio WMSR (AM 1320, FM 107.9, & FM 105.1) each Friday at 10:00 am. They have a new studio in the Northgate Mall in Tullahoma so go by some time and check it out. Greg and I had a wide ranging conversation including immigration, ethics, gay marriage, and the proper role of government.
Jun 3, 2008 11:05 AM
John Carney reports that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mike Padgett thinks that genetically engineered sugar may be a cure to our energy problem:
Brazil, he said, is successfully using sugar cane as a source for ethanol. Padgett said sugar cane has advantages over corn-based or soy-based ethanol, but the problem right now is that it grows best in locations like Louisiana. Padgett said that studies are being done at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on ways to genetically alter sugar cane so that it could grow "anywhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line."
Jun 3, 2008 10:44 AM
Liz Garrigan relays the chatter on Bill Frist 2010 Gubernatorial campaign:
By the way, consensus among the chattering classes is that Frist will tap Saltsman to run his 2010 gubernatorial campaign.This, of course, is quite a surprise considering Chip Saltsman has long been a close Frist confidante, who was helping plan Frist's aborted 2008 Presidential run and who would have likely been integral in a Gubernatorial effort regardless of the success of the Huckabee run.
Jun 3, 2008 10:25 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation’s first female president. The former first lady will stop short of formally suspending or ending her race in her speech in New York City. She will pledge to continue to speak out on issues like health care. But for all intents and purposes, the two senior officials said, the campaign is over. Most campaign staff will be let go and will be paid through June 15, said the officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge her plans.UPDATE: From Hotline:
"The AP story is incorrect. Senator Clinton will not concede the nomination this evening."
Jun 3, 2008 10:09 AM