Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Scotty and Rob and Karl.

Two bits of news before we get back into taxes (which I can tell from the traffic and comments is absolutely thrilling you). First, Scott McClellan resigned this morning while Karl Rove stepped back. Hoy!
Rove will remain deputy chief of staff to President Bush, but he will drop his portfolio as policy coordinator -- a job he assumed a year ago -- and once again concentrate his focus on politics as the 2006 mid-term elections approach, senior administration officials said.
I may update this post with commentary from around the 'sphere once I have a chance to look around.

Also, I have a story in today's Willamette Week that arose from the visit last week of Markos Moulitsas and Jerome Armstrong. The upshot? The two have a theory that the netroots can defeat entrenched power and financial might. In Oregon, we have just such a case in a legislative race as the sitting Speaker of the House, a four-term incumbent, is trying to fight back a challenge by Democratic newbie Rob Brading. She's outspending him at a nearly 10-1 clip, but he has the blogs on his side!

We'll see if they're worth a damn...


zemeckis said...

firstly, should be 'we'll see if WE'RE worth a damn'

and secondly, this tax stuff is super fascinating to me, but your not much of a button pusher in your writing. though rumor has it in person your a right cheeky bastard

Absent Mindful said...

Aye! Get Jeff boozed up and he's a regular sideshow barker. His mood is like the wind and his voice can be like a gavel. Cheeky bastard, Alworth.

Jeff Alworth said...

All right, enough with the cheeky.

Yes, we're, although I don't think I'll have much effect personally. Guilt by association and all that...