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Sweet Mama! The Loathsome Alan Grayson Is Down in the Polls … HOT! Ethics Foundation Calls For Investigation of Barbara Boxer … But Fiorina Is In the Hospital … UPDATE: New Anti-Boxer Ad
“The Despicable Alan Grayson” is what Larry Johnson called him in a recent post. “Despicable” works for me. And the best news is that the most outrageously big-mouthed ass in the House may be getting what he deserves. From “Poll: Webster Beats Down ‘Angry’ Grayson“, via Sunshine State News:
Holding a steady 7-point lead over a controversial and increasingly malodorous incumbent, Republican Daniel Webster is poised to knock out U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a new Sunshine State News Poll shows.
Webster, a former state senator, leads Grayson, D-Orlando, 48-41. Florida TEA Party candidate Peg Dunmire garnered 4 percent, No Party Affiliation candidate George Metcalfe got 1 percent, and 5 percent of respondents were undecided.
In a previous poll, conducted Sept. 25, Webster led Grayson 43-36, an identical 7-point margin.
“Webster has to be the favorite here. Grayson has failed to turn his negative image around, and is still viewed in a negative light by a 55-38 margin,” said Jim Lee, president of Voter Survey Service, which conducted both polls. “This means Grayson has very little if any room to grow.”
HOT! An ethics foundation is going after Barbara Boxer. Will this affect the senate race in California? Or will the news that Carly Fiorina is in the hospital, purportedly due to an infection following her reconstructive surgery, overshadow the ethics news? Via Roger Simon at Pajamas Media:
In a breaking development that may affect the close California Senate race, Pajamas Media has learned The Foundation for Ethics in Public Service sent a letter to Eric Holder last Thursday requesting the attorney general “begin an investigation to determine whether United States Senator Barbara Boxer violated any criminal laws or should be liable for any civil penalty for failure to disclose real property on her Personal Financial Disclosure Reports between 2002 and 2010.”
I listened to parts of Morning Joe this a.m. and they believe that, unlike the Whitman/Brown gubernatorial contest, Fiorina still has a shot at unseating Boxer. After all, as Fox News reports, Real Clear Politics characterizes this race as a “dead heat” contest. So close. Such bad timing for Fiorina to have to go to the hospital. Dammit.
I just don’t get Californians. Why would they not, this year, try somebody new? Not a lifer politician like Jerry Brown. Not the same-old, same-old Barbara Boxer. Californians are a strange breed …. they’re kinda “out there.”
FYI: I have MSNBC on, and they covered Fiorina’s hospitalization, and didn’t say a single word about the ethics foundation’s letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. Figures.
AND THIS IS THE END of today’s open thread. I am having far, far too many issues with booting up my computer to chance adding more information. It’s your turn now.
UPDATE: NEW BOXER AD:
For more info on the ad, check the Daily Caller.