Tea Party candidate and Sarah Palin endorsee
Christine O'Donnell - a former chastity lobbyist
- has defeated
the longest-serving Congressman in Delaware's history by six percentage points to claim the Republican nomination for Vice President Biden's former Senate seat - despite Karl Rove's televised statements to Sean Hannity that she says "nutty things"
: It does conservatives little good to support candidates who, at the end of the day, while they may be conservative in their public statements, do not evince the characteristics of rectitude and truthfulness and sincerity and character that the voters are looking for. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Sep 15, 2010 -
Sarah Palin may be a better debater than you think...
Sarah Palin, much derided for reasons best not gone over again
, may be a better debater
than people tend to think. Andrew Halcro
, a Republican from Alaska says, "I've debated Governor Palin more than two dozen times. And she's a master, not of facts, figures, or insightful policy recommendations, but at the fine art of the nonanswer, the glittering generality. Against such charms there is little Senator Biden, or anyone, can do."
posted by datter
on Oct 1, 2008 -
According to one colleague,
Senator Obama is
"the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy." For what it's worth, Senator Biden
that Senator Obama was not insulted by the remark, but no public reaction from his presumably inarticulate
counterparts yet. Can we get senators to stop saying stupid things
about black people? Can we at least get everyone to stop using "articulate"
as the stock compliment for people of color in positions of political power?
posted by Slap Factory
on Jan 31, 2007 -
Doubtful that the US will strike Iraq
by the end of this year, says chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Joseph Biden (D-Delaware). "I'm convinced the administration has not made up their mind yet," Biden said. Should we go to Baghdad and topple Saddam, or not? Is Saddam an immediate threat?
posted by Kevin Sanders
on Jul 31, 2002 -
Drop the marker and back away from the CD-RW drive.
Add Senator Joe Biden (D - Delware) to the list of politicians eager to put the brakes on technology, kowtow to Hollywood and otherwise stop the Earth from turning:
Biden's new bill would make it a federal felony to try and trick certain types of devices into playing your music or running your computer program. Breaking this law--even if it's to share music by your own garage band--could land you in prison for up to five years. And that's not counting the civil penalties of up to $25,000 per offense.
Biden's bill is on the fast track and not getting the same press attention that Sen. Holling's CBDTPA bill
had earlier this year.
posted by scottandrew
on Jul 29, 2002 -
Airport Detainees Cleared
At least 10 travelers of Middle Eastern descent who were detained at two New York airports have been cleared of any connection with Tuesday's terrorist attacks, Sen. Joseph Biden said Friday.
"Anyone with dark skin or who spoke with an accent was taken aside and searched," passenger Mike Glass of Seattle told the Times. "And then they went to any male with too much facial hair."
Isn't this going too far? >more<
posted by metrocake
on Sep 14, 2001 -