Another day, another anti-Cosmic Bob Kerrey ad. This time a web ad from the NRSC. See it here:
We hate to step on the AFP and their $100K media buy with the spot we featured yesterday, but we think the NRSC’s spot really hits Kerrey’s issues on the head. If this spot ran on TV for a week or two, Kerrey’s numbers would plummet. And they probably will with AFP’s as well.
And we await the Cosmic decision this week…
Hey, what year was the War of 1812? Well, don’t go looking on Wikipedia for the answer today (besides, some smart aleck “editor” probably changed it to 1830 anyway). Wikipedia has blacked itself out today, to protest the proposed “Stop Online Piracy Act” a/k/a SOPA. (All bar bets are off!)
Many internet companies have suggested that SOPA could/would crush the free and open internets.
And one of the MOCs who just changed his mind on SOPA is Rep. Lee Terry. Terry had been a co-sponsor of SOPA, but as of yesterday, withdrew his name. Terry says that further review has left him with the conclusion that the bill, as written, does more damage than it would help.
We imagine that we have a dog in this fight, but really don’t know what all the real implications are, either way. Our guess is that these types of bills overreach, and the people who write them don’t know what the actual implications are either.
Hmm. Wonder what other bill, that became a law, is like that? You know, something that “we would have to sign in order to find out what is in it”. Not usually the best plan, eh?
The White House is giving word that the President is NOT going to say yes to the Keystone XL Pipeline by the February 21st deadline, because review of the newer “around the Sandhills” route hasn’t been completed.
Gee, didn’t see that coming. And what are the odds that a dead rat eating beetle gets in the way?
As we noted on the Twitter, the LJS’s Don Walton printed the NEDems’s bitch that the recent Magellan poll had “Republican heavy sample of voters”. With no response about “Likely voters” or any other follow-up. Nope, nuthin’.
Oh, but plenty of up top response from Paul Johnson, who would be Kerrey’s campaign manager. Let’s be sure to see what he thinks.
And there is your political journalism lesson for the week.
And thanks for the anniversary wishes from yesterday. (Leavenworth Street is six years and one day old today.)