(Image via Katie Gail. Gotta love the pink elephant…)
Are you looking for a one-stop shop for all the zany hijinks of the GOP Presidential candidates? Well, look no further, because our friends at The Right's Field sift through the silliness.
A terrific combination of firsthand reporting, compilation, and incisive commentary, The Right's Field joined my bookmarks bar six weeks ago. I want to know what the GOP candidates are up to — and how TraditionalMedia filters their antics for consumption. Here's a sample of great TRF nuggets just from the last two weeks….
Giuliani was briefed on Kerik’s mob ties while his mayoral administration was vetting him to be New York’s police commissioner. Ironically Giuliani’s consulting company, “provides background checks for companies as part of its services.” I’m not sure if this is more ironic than Giuliani Partners offering cyber security consulting while his campaign website was launched with major security holes with regards to protecting user information.
Old Lord McCain confuses both the date and the intent of the supplemental appropriations bill:
John McCain’s new online petition calls the supplemental funding bill, which includes a deadline for redeploying American troops from Iraq, “surrender.” The petition includes a description of what McCain thinks is problematic legislation:
The supplemental appropriations bill that passed the Senate on March 27, calling for a date certain withdrawal from Iraq, is nothing more than a guaranteed date of surrender. Um, John, the supplemental appropriations bill that passed in the Senate was voted on and approved today, March 29th. You voted against it. Today. Fun straw polls:
Fred Thompson, former Tennessee senator, holds a commanding lead among the online Republicans, according to a new poll released by GOP Straw Polls. Thompson recently floated the idea that he was considering a possible run and shows strong support in his second poll.
An enticing reason why Hagel's presser went off the rails:
A source that I trust recently had a long conversation with a staffer for Chuck Hagel and passed details of it along to me. Hagel is preparing to set up a campaign headquarters in Nebraska, but is in a holding pattern because former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson is entertaining thoughts about running for president.
Finally, the GOP prospects have already starting mudwrestling, which can only get more titillating. Brownback spanks Romney:
Up till now we’ve seen videos of Romney saying moderate things or Giuliani saying socially liberal things and we’ve known that they’re out of step with the Republican base. But it’s good to see Repub’s own up to the reasoning behind their conservatism and why Romney is off base. Pace — a General in the army — should be allowed to gay bash because having to hold back on gay bashing is political correctness run amok. Good for Brownback’s team for drawing the distinction.
So, firedoggies, here's my question for you: which GOP Presidential prospect offers the best entertainment? And which would you most like to see up against any Democrat in 2008, and why?