erod scooped me, thanks
my points above are the BIG POLITICS of all this, by my view
there are several very interesting additional developments, but compared to the geo-strategies outlined above they amount almost to mere gossip
he-said-she-said, however, can be very revealing
for instance, yesterday pieface went to ohio to try to turn kucinich, who's too LIBERAL for the senate bill, and congressman john boccieri, one of the most sought after of the undecideds who opposes the senate bill for normal-human-being reasons
anyway, congressman john, like ms carnahan and armed services chair ike skelton in st louis, as well as 3 key fence-sitters in the keystone state (pennsylvania) the day before, DITCHED obama when he came halfway across country to see him
also, jason altmire---
pennsylvania moderate who voted with stupak last time has been going around the tv's a great deal (fox news sunday 9 days ago, cspan's washington journal last week) and he's been positioning himself as a super sought-after swinger who goes blah blah blah a whole lot
and after about a week of altmire's blah blah, everyone (myself included) began to conclude that that sonofabitch was gonna go with pelosi, he was giving every indication
well, sean on his radio show yesterday said just that, that altmire was a key swinger who'd been out there a lot and it looked like he was gonna stiff stupak and nudge up to nance
within the hour, altmire's office was calling the show to protest sean's pro-leadership characterization of the coward from keystone
that's what you call PANIC
TODAY, tuesday, altmire says the speaker's desperate---she wouldn't be doing the things she's doing if she were anywhere close (word for word)
Altmire: leadership even working the hard nos - Live Pulse - POLITICO.com
again, gossip can be a big giveaway
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
natoma canfield, the woman whose letter obama has been reading to everyone who will listen (which does not include reps patrick murphy, chris carney and tim holden in PN, rep boccieri in ohio, ms carnahan and her brother in the loo, as well as influential and prestigious chairman ike skelton)...
ms canfield, whose heart wrenching tale about leukemia and a lack of insurance had US ALL worried like heck...
it turns out she's GONNA BE OK!!!
she's currently receiving the best treatment available on PLANET EARTH
and, according to the executive director of patient financial services at the state of the art Cleveland Clinic, ms canfield will NOT BE LOSING HER HOME, after all
indeed, she will almost surely qualify for state and local assistance, assures lyman sornberger, the director
aint THAT a RELIEF?!!!
and GOOD NEWS all the way round
for dear ms canfield and her sweet sister
for concerned americans coast to coast
except for obama, it might be perceived (at some level) as BAD NEWS for president obama
FOXNews.com - Clinic: Cancer Patient Who Wrote to Obama Will Not Lose Home, May Get Aid
Last edited by The Prof; 03-16-10 at 12:21 PM.