Political Tidbits…

Another Special Election…..how can supporters think of spending money for another election…..when one in five West Virginians are now using food stamps…..we are going to have a Governor.

Cutting expenses is the plan of Mike Stuart who chairs the Republican Party…..he is looking for a new headquarters…..seems every new Chair looks for new digs…..Kris Warner brought a building…..McKinney located the headquarters across from Governor’s Mansion.

A morning pick up from POLITICO…..PRESIDENT OBAMA, on “60 Minutes”: “Part of my promise to the American people when I was elected was to maintain the kind of tone that says we can disagree without being disagreeable. And I think over the course of two years, there have been times where I’ve slipped on that commitment.” Video, transcript http://bit.ly/ctNUFI

ANITA DUNN, on “Meet the Press”: “[F]or two years, with Democrats controlling everything, it was kind of Democrats against Democrats. … [T]here’s now going to be a very clear choice in this town.” http://politi.co/cj0GAP

–KAREN HUGHES, appearing with Anita on the roundtable: “[F]rankly, it’s a little insulting for him to suggest he wasn’t able to persuade us – as if we’re so stupid that we just don’t get how brilliant his policies were. … This was not a ‘tweak’ election. This was a ‘turn this baby around; we are on the wrong road’ election.”

Election season money has flowed to operate the state GOP…..in off years it is slow…..during the Bush years the RNC sent help…..those days are over…..the National Committee (RNC) had to take out a $5 million loan just before the election…..Mike Stuart will need to look elsewhere.

Back to the special election to select a Governor…..Democrats who control the legislature…..will harm chances for anyone in their party…..now or 2012…..if they insist on an election…..voters are getting ready for the holidays…..and a new year without an election.

The failed RNC Chairman Michael Steele continues to signal a run for a second term…..National Committee members are being surveyed.

West Virginia citizens will get first look at new Governor…..Senate Earl Ray Tomblin conducts a news conference at 10.

Readers outside The Charleston Gazette circulation area might like to see how columnist Phil Kabler closes out the Manchin/Raese contest…..also don’t miss reading Charles Krauthammer…..this appeared in The Washington Post and The Charleston Gazette.

Bush 43 admirers will be watching NBC tonight at 8 p.m. “Decision Points” A conversation with George W. Bush”.


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