After reading the story on Heather Wilson this morning about her Senate candidacy I was reminded of Hillary Clinton's disastrous Iowa loss to Obama. After he defeated her she held a news conference and on the stage with her was every old and recognizable face from democratic national VIPs. I had the thought then that it was a cast of characters that offered nothing except the 'same old thing.' In the end that is why she did not win. Obama wasn't cast with that image.
Yesterday Heather Wilson was surrounded by the Methuselahs of the New Mexico republican party. Domenici, Lujan, Redmond and others escorted her at her announcement. Hardly a way of saying convincingly that things will be different. And of course she said we needed to get our fiscal house in order even though she was the 'Queen of Earmarks" during her house service. Of course the press gave her a bye on that.
I am chuckling about the fight between Lin television and Dish Network. I have Dish satellite on my roof and they are no longer carrying Channel 13 and Channel 2. Their greediness on who pays who how much is hilarious and they will only suffer for it in the end. Last night Bobbi went into the spare bedroom to watch House on Channel 2. I will do the same for the next episode of Fringe. But I wont make that effort to watch their newscasts which will surely suffer from a ratings drop. None of them wins this fight.
Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.