Mike to Liddy: Do Your Durn Job.

I love this.

Gov. Mike Easley on Wednesday said U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole is failing residents of two counties where the Navy is considering building a jet landing strip by not speaking against the project.

In an unusually sharp exchange, the governor -- who had worked with the Navy to find the sites -- urged the state's congressional delegation to heed local opposition to the so-called outlying landing field in Eastern North Carolina.

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The Democratic governor's letter drew an immediate and negative response from the state's two Republican U.S. senators, who earlier this year united behind him in asking the Navy to reconsider its site near the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge.

"We disagree with your view that the best course of action is now for the congressional delegation to recommend that the Navy develop yet another list of potential locations -- in addition to the 21 sites it is currently considering," Dole and Sen. Richard Burr said in a joint statement.

The senators said they had expected local residents to reject the sites the Easley administration and the Navy developed. They said the Easley administration should continue working with the Navy to find a site that has local support and meets the Navy's needs.

The senators' response drew an even sharper reply from Easley, and he focused on Dole, who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"The U.S. Navy is funded by the U.S. Senate, therefore it responds and reports to the Senate," the governor said. "I hope Sen. Dole will accept her responsibility and speak for her people."

"I hope Sen. Dole will accept her responsibility and speak for her people."

That'll be the day.

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In any even, kudos to Governor Easley for saying something that should have been said five years ago when Liddy first started selling out North Carolina to curry favor from the Republican leadership in the Senate. I'm glad someone finally explained to her who she works for, short though her tenure may be.

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With all due respect to Jim Neal and Kay Hagan.

There is still time for Governor Easley to change his mind and file for the Senate Race.

"The people in Gates and Camden Counties do not want the OLF, therefore I do not want the OLF in Gates and Camden," Easley said in a prepared statement. "It is time for Elizabeth Dole to learn that she represents the people of North Carolina, including those counties."


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

He's going to be a big guest

at a Hagan fundraiser. Maybe he's using the old Trojan Horse routine to get in the door so he can announce.

Not.

Ah well.

then let's hope whoever wins the primary kicks Dole's ass all the way back to Watergate. Or Kansas. Or whereever.

Now - who is going to run against Brrrrrr in 2010?


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Richard Moore

:)

Or maybe Roy Cooper.

GRIN

Moore will be too busy running North Carolina. :-P


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Well, Richard Moore already demonstrated that

he can win a statewide debate, so maybe he would be a good candidate.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Good one, Sam.

Where ya been?

(He would be a good candidate.)

Out beating some Republicans

I was running canvass vans for three weeks or so, then had to take one of my crew leaders home to DC afterward. Had a few meetings in DC and Chapel Hill along the way ... and somewhere in there I found the time to deliver a ton of golf magazines.

1 Thessalonians 5:21: But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

As a Kansas native

I have been quite happy having a third senator.......

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

Easley ain't running

I don't think he wants it.

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

He's going to be (or already is) a big mouthpiece

Methinks the Hagan fundraiser (and run) and Easley's recent comment closely tied. My guess Easley is going to take some more pot shots at Pineapple head over the next 11 months in an effort to weaken her position. As an aside, I don't think this would be the case if Hagan had not decided to get in the race.

Regardless of who are nominee ends up being, I hope all those with the ability to garner press attention will start calling Dole out for what she is.

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At any rate - here is a delectable snack

Mr. Neal and Ms. Hagan. Have at it - both of you go after her, because when it comes down to it, either one of you could eat her for lunch. picture courtesy of my husband and best friend, gcloud. Feel free to use this on other posts if you like. :)


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

What a mess this has become.....

From what I see from all these press releases is NE NC is not acceptable because the people have been saying politely but firmly with conviction, "no thank you".

The people are speaking and hopefully our voices are being heard.

Some oldies

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hilarious!

That lady on the left is pretty freaking hilarious.

Left on 49

Do you have a source?

Whether or not Elizabeth has improved Bob's life is totally an open question. I mean, does he look happy to you?

A source for the graphics?

Or a source for all wisdom and knowledge?

The top image came from Jerimee, I think. The bottom one is something I made up . . . probably more than a year ago.

All wisdom and knowledge? That definitely comes from the babe in teh blue spandex body suit.

Oh

I thought you were saying that Liddy has improved Bob's life. You could see how a body might want to see some backup for that assertion. Not graphic backup, mind you.

yup

I made the top graphic. It has a transparent background, which means you can use a graphics program to move the Liddy heads like colorforms to make political cartoons.

If you don't have a graphics program, try this unfortunately named open source (free) solution.

Here are (hopefully) some tutorials to help you use the program.
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Thomas Jefferson said you always get the rulers you deserve.

I don't think that's the kind of graphic he meant

;-)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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like this

Elizabeth Dole claims to represent North Carolina, but she spends the majority of her time flying between Topeka and DC.

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Thomas Jefferson said you always get the rulers you deserve.

Ha!

Very funny. I can see a swarm of "head" jokes coming. So to speak.

Hmmmm.

either I'm the only one with a 15 year old living in my brain, or you just made a dirty joke. :)


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Who's the one in the middle

with the American flag in the background?

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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Remember Admiral Natter?

Did you guys catch that the early Navy jackass in the OLF fight, Admiral Robert Natter, is now Giuliani's military adviser?

Hope that gets good press in eastern NC as his arrogance knows no bounds and he was very condescending to the locals. He and Rudy are a good match if they can find a room big enough for their egos to share.

Liddy Dole is a disgrace to NC and I'm certain a joke to the Navy brass.

Now that you've told us

I'm sure there are folks who will make sure that gets played out east. Thanks!

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.