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Sunday Mid-Morning Coffee (or Tea) – 50

Just a few newsworthy events (and comments thereon) that have been making their way through the political universe this past week. Please ponder and maybe chuckle a bit before enjoying a wonderful Labor Day Weekend, but be careful of those eggs!

BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota Governor Tim (Good ‘n) Pawlenty is in hot water with his own contituants. According to the new survey from Minnesota Public Radio and the Humphrey Institute, 54 percent of Minnesotans aren’t too keen on the governor’s frequent out of state trips, which usually include visits to important presidential nominating states. Only 31 percent of voters approve of his busy travel schedule. In even worse news for Pawlenty, the poll indicates Minnesota Republicans apparently would prefer Mitt Romney as their presidential choice than their own governor. Stacked up against Romney, Pawlently loses 45-32 percent. In a matchup against Sarah Palin, Pawlenty comes out on top 59-24 percent. Bad news for Pawlenty, but does Palin ever, ever, ever come out on top in any poll?

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Republicans Making Unexpected Comparisons” features Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. When asked last week if his southern accent might be a hindrance to a candidate running a national race dependent on support from the northeast and coasts, Barbour cited the examples of former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Wait a minute! Did a Republican just make a positive reference and self comparison to Jimmy Carter? This is the end of the world as we know it.

BREAKING NEWS: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu weighed in on the contentious race for Senate in Nevada on Wednesday, criticizing Republican candidate Sharron Angle for saying in 2005 that she would have voted against funding for Katrina relief efforts. Landrieu said Angle “is simply too extreme and dangerous to serve in the United States Senate.” Truer words were never spoken.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself” features former British Prime Minister Tony Blair who wrote in his recently released memoirs, that he hails former President George W. Bush’s “immense Simplicity”. “Nuff said.

BREAKING NEWS: Speaking of Sarah Palin and recent polls, Politico.com reports,

Even after watching her preferred candidate surprisingly triumph in Alaska’s Senate race, Sarah Palin’s home state is no sure thing for the former governor as she trails former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in a hypothetical 2012 matchup, according to a new poll. Only 17 percent of the 805 Alaska Republicans surveyed by Public Policy Polling said they would back Palin in a 2012 GOP primary, the same percentage who voiced support for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt(wit) Romney led the field, garnering 20 percent.

“Fortunately for Sarah Palin, Alaska decides few convention delegates, and coming more than a month after Super Tuesday, she may not survive the race to be embarrassed on her home turf,” said Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling.

THIS JUST IN: This week’s episode of “Queen of the Guillotine” features Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer. You might remember last June when her state’s racial profiling immigration law was all the rage, Brewer defended it by alleging that there had been beheadings in the Arizona desert as a result of rampant illegal immigration. Problem is, she lied. Medical examiners from six of Arizona’s counties, several of which boarder Mexico, later told the Arizona Guardian that they had never witnessed victims who had been beheaded. For four months Brewer has been asked to provide evidence of beheadings in her state yet she did not comply. Finally, she took back her words and provided something like an apology to the Associated Press. She said, “That was an error, if I said that.” No, Ms. Brewer it was an error when (not “if”) you said it. In fact why don’t you just come clean and say that it was a premeditated lie when you said it?

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody which features the whole bunch of conservatives.

California Dreamin’ song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xN9r0bWe78

CONSERVATIVE DREAMIN’

(sung to the Mamas & The Papas song “California Dreamin’”)

All their shirts are brown
(All their shirts are brown)
And their hair is grey
(And their hair is grey)
Listen to them talk
(Listen to them talk)
As they loudly pray
(As they loudly pray)
Scandal is their norm
(Scandal is their norm)
They have one every day
(They have one every day)
Conservative dreamin’
(Conservative dreamin’)
And politics of hate

Members of John Birch
Some won’t admit they’re gay
But when they get down on their knees
(Get down on their knees)
That’s when they like to play
(When they like to play)
These slimy creatures should be told
(Creatures should be told)
Membership’s gone away
(Members gone away)
Conservative dreamin’
(Conservative dreamin’)
Has led them all astray

(musical interlude)

Glenn Beck is a clown
(Glenn Beck is a clown)
What does Limbaugh weigh?
(What does Limbaugh weigh?)
Palin cannot talk
(Palin cannot talk)
She’s no Tina Fey
(She’s no Tina Fey)
Somebody should tell her
(Somebody should tell her)
To just go away
(To just go away)
Conservative dreamin’
(Conservative dreamin’)
Has become so cliché
(Conservative dreamin’)
Has lost all its cache´
(Conservative dreamin’)
Drives voters all away

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