Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler’s western 11th district would be the most Republican in the state under the new lines, which was also the case under the first draft map. Under the proposed lines, McCain would have carried the district with 59 percent, instead of the 52 percent he actually won it by.
Mr. Shuler has been seen as a prime candidate to switch parties, or to leave Congress altogether and become Athletic Director at the
. A switch by Mr. Shuler is important, because it would be another strong indication that the Democratic party is on its way to being a regional rather than national party. University of Tennessee
A spokesman for an independent group that supports Republican candidates with TV ads was asked how much they would spend to defeat Mr. Shuler. The group said that under the law they could not engage in political ads and that any ad
campaign isn't aimed at damaging Shuler or other Democrats in the 2012 election. Rather, it's designed to pressure moderate Democrats into taking a more conservative stance on upcoming debt-limit votes.
Several television networks expressed interest in acquiring the laughter after that statement for use in laugh tracks for situation comedies, but later backed off saying that much laughter just wasn’t believable for a TV comedy.
It is reported today that Republican Presidential hopeful Michelle Bachmann suffers from migraine headaches. The question then came up about whether or not the headaches would affect Ms. Bachmann’s ability to be Commander in Chief should she win the Presidency
I'd like to be abundantly clear: My ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as commander-in-chief," Bachmann said
This is correct. Ms. Bachmann’s headaches will not affect her ability to serve as Commander-in-Chief. It is her total and complete lack of qualifications and experience and knowledge that affects her ability to serve as Commander-in-Chief.
The Dismal Political Economist hopes this clears things up for Ms. Bachmann and her supporters, he is always glad to help.