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Ear to the Ground

Mehlman to Quit RNC

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Posted on Nov 9, 2006
Ken Mehlman
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RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman

CNN just reported that Ken Mehlman is going to leave as chair of the RNC. According to King, “He’s been on the gerbil wheel, as one of his close friends put it, for well in excess of six years now and he’s tired.”

  • Yeah, that, and he just got the biggest spanking of his political life…

  • AMERICAblog:

    CNN’s John King just reported that Ken Mehlman will be leaving as chair of the Republican National Committee (i.e., head of the Republican Party) by the end of the year. Apparently Kenny’s just tuckered out. According to King, “He’s been on the gerbil wheel, as one of his close friends put it, for well in excess of six years now, and he’s tired.”

    Uh, OK.

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    By Megan, November 10, 2006 at 4:09 pm Link to this comment
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    Even Larry King got a laugh from Bill Maher.
    If Maher ever wants to run for office, he has my vote.
    Honesty is refreshing, albeit missing in the White
    House for so many years.
    If there is going to be a public spanking, tell
    me when and where I can stand in line.
    Thank you!

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    By Warner, November 10, 2006 at 12:36 am Link to this comment
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    FRANK writes in Comment #37393: “The neocons ... have unwittingly done the world a great service. They have so alienated the majority of the electorate… that the unraveling of their agenda and party is well on its way.”

    We can hope. But now we’ll see whether we antiwar democrats can keep our own Israel-first hawks in check. The problem is that Democrats are terrified of being seen as less pleasing to AIPAC than the Republicans. If Bush pushes hard to do something really crazy that Israel wants us to do - like start a new war against Iran for example - will the Democratic leadership say No?

    I have my doubts.

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    By sallyatticum, November 9, 2006 at 6:58 pm Link to this comment
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    And he was outed on Larry King Live last night by Bill Maher..

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    By Joe Garcia, November 9, 2006 at 6:56 pm Link to this comment
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    The Democrats had a great victory yesterday. Their majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate coupled with the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld already illustrate this “power” shift in Washington.

    The question remains whether today’s Democratic Party is the vehicle to eradicate poverty and usher in a wave of much needed social change.

    If the party of FDR and LBJ,  who lead a Second American Revolution, will today’s Democrats follow true to their political ancestors and lead a “Third Revolution”?  Or, will these Democrats be a reincarnation of the Know-Nothings.
    More: http://www.garart.org/we-voted-now-we-must-boycott/

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    By Frank, November 9, 2006 at 6:55 pm Link to this comment
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    If I had a rubber brick it would have been thrown at the TV everytime this republican harlequin appeared, spewing his outrageous propaganda of lies and deception to try and keep his party in power. The neocons controlling Bush have unwittingly done the world a great service. They have so alienated the majority of the electorate (those 40% of Americans that have shown some sense of civic duty), mostly from the democratic party, but also many independents, with their insane ideologic crap, that the unraveling of their agenda and party is well on its way. Bush helped the precipitous fall by holding off on the Rumsfeld announcement. Knowing this gang that can’t shoot straight, I am sure they had no idea whether it would help them or not, to announce Rumsfelds departure before of after the election, no matter what Bush says, because once a liar, always a liar.
    The few remaining madmen left in power - Cheney, Wolfowitz, Feith, Abrams, and more than a few republican senators and representitives, will hopefully be next. There is no room left for these despicable people, who have brought this country to its lowest point in world history.

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    By Chris, November 9, 2006 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment
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    He also got outed as gay by Bill Maher on Larry King last night.

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    By joe, November 9, 2006 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment
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    I just heard a good one…
    Nobody has brought the subject of Karl Rove.

    A Fox Network person just reported that Karl has joined a fat farm and is planning to loose 315 lbs. He thinks that will help him blend in America and no one will recognize him.

    Personally I think 320 is a better estimate.

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    By Sean Maurice Hunt, November 9, 2006 at 5:19 pm Link to this comment
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    Do you think that words like Gerbil wheel and spanking were intential due to the fact that Bill (jewcynical) Maher just outed him on a live broadcast of Larry King?  It seems strange that this is being announced today a day after the stunning appearence on Larry king…

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    By Anon, November 9, 2006 at 4:50 pm Link to this comment
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    Gerbil wheel?

    I think that was a bad choice of words considering the other story about Ken Mehlman today!!

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