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July 16, 2007
Sure, it has no practical impact. But I found this press release interesting:
July 15, 2007
Parked outside American Legion Post 29 in Claremont, New Hampshire, yesterday morning was an army-tan Humvee sporting big "McCain for President" signs. McCain himself arrived in more modest fashion: a bland silver SUV hatchback that looked like someone's private vehicle, not atour bus or even the sleek black rented SUV common to big-budget campaigns nowadays. Nor did McCain arrive to an auspicious welcome.
We're starting a new, temporary feature here on The Plank, where I will blog juicy bits of Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President, by Weekly Standard writer Stephen F. Hayes.
Let's begin by taking a look at the Author's Note, where Hayes seems keen on lowering his readers' expectations:
July 14, 2007
July 13, 2007
Bill O'Reilly has taken some heat for warning people about the dangers our great country faces from homosexuals. Outraged that the San Diego Padres recently hosted some sort of "gay day" at the ballpark, the Fox News anchor worked himself into a fit about what such an event would do to our precious youngsters. Some people wrote in letters, which he read at the end of the show. This exchange was priceless:
So, Louisiana Senator David Vitter has been outed as having availed himself of the prostitution service run by D.C. madam Deborah Jeane Palfrey. And the Times-Picayune has spoken with a prostitute back in Louisiana who claims that he was a client of hers back when he was a state legislator.
Vitter's response? His office, according to the newspaper:
Not to pile on with the news about McCain's imploding campaign and Republican sex scandals, but here's the best of both worlds:
Florida Rep. Robert "Bob" Allen, R-Merritt Island, was arrested this afternoon at Veteran's Memorial Park on East Broad Street for solicitation for prostitution...