Opening the Day: McCain's Medical Records to Come Out Tomorrow

by: Matt Stoller

Thu May 22, 2008 at 10:31


Interesting day today, with war votes in the Senate.

  • Frank Rich is joining HBO as a creative consultant.

  • United Mine Workers Endorse Obama.

  • Jim Webb keeps getting bandied about as the answer to Obama's Appalachia woes.  Of course, Webb's base in 2006 was, um, white liberals in Northern Virginia.

  • Fossella is likely to go to jail.

  • Ed Fallon, the progressive challenging Leonard Boswell, is proposing a ban on massive pig farming by large corporations.

    Iowa Democratic candidate for Congress Ed Fallon on Monday proposed a federal ban on the construction or expansion of large-scale livestock confinements by corporations.

    Fallon, a former state representative from Des Moines, blamed corporate hog confinements for some of the economic ills facing rural Iowa.

    "Part of Main Street and rural Iowa's problem is the shrinking base of on-farm employment in the small towns and the surrounding rural areas," Fallon said in a Des Moines Register interview. "Nowhere is that more evident than in hog production."
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    Fallon is challenging six-term Rep. Leonard Boswell, also a Des Moines Democrat, in the June 3 primary for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District.

    Fallon echoed former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards in calling for a halt to new or expanded hog confinements. Fallon supported Edwards in the campaign for the 2008 Iowa caucuses.

    Boswell opposes a moratorium on livestock confinements.

  • McCain's medical records will be released on Friday.  Interesting how they put them out on a Friday.

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And the Friday before Memorial Day, to boot (0.00 / 0)
"McCain's medical records will be released on Friday.  Interesting how they put them out on a Friday."

Although, I'd say "expected" rather than "interesting".  Between the Holiday and the continued Clinton/Obama race, they won't get more than a cursory glance from the McCain-enamored M$M.  

"It sounds wrong...
     ...but its right."


I just noticed (0.00 / 0)
that Ed Fallon is the hot ticket on ActBlue right now.  

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Medical records (0.00 / 0)
Will this "release" be like he "released" them in 2000? As I understand it, it was thousands of pages of hard copy that could only be viewed, not copied.

Currently up on emptywheel (0.00 / 0)
Discussion of a citizen complaint to the Michigan Democratic Party over the Clusterfuck.  

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Yes, but... (0.00 / 0)
Of course, Webb's base in 2006 was, um, white liberals in Northern Virginia.

Yes, but that was against George Felix Macaca Allen.

And actually, Webb carried 4 Blue Ridge counties, and fought to a virtual tie in several others. And his support came in significant locations throughout the state, not just the north:
http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/20...

As for income, Webb beat Allen in the under $50,000 metric, 54%-46%. Race, Webb (obviously) won the black vote, 85%-15%. He also won the 4% of voters who did not graduate high school, by  56%-44%.


I'm reading this (4.00 / 1)
and feeling really sad that Ed Fallon got no real support from anyone but DFA. It would have been great to take out two Bush Dogs in one cycle. At this point I don't see that happening.

Hopefully Fallon will run again in 2010 and will be the first major candidate for "Progressive List" or whatever it ends up being called.

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