Hidey Ho, Primates! Welcome to the return of one and only Real Banana, your source for the real poop on politics.
Let's get right down to it, shall we?
Today's big noise is the special election in New York's 20th Congressional District. With the old rep Kirsten Gillibrand because kicked upstairs to the senate by Gov Patterson ( and lemme tell you, primates, I sure didn't see that one coming!) the race is on to replace her between Tedisco and Murphy.
If you still got a few shekels to bet, I figure the reThugs take this one by a couple of points, so it'll be Tedisco.
That particular district ain't Manhattan, it's upstate and thus a little more GOP leaning. Plus, people aren't exactly turning cartflips over the new state budget and all those Democrat inspired tax increases.
On the bright side for my Democrats it'll be close, so no real referendum on Obama. Although I gotta say, so fsr he screwing it up even worse than I thought he would.
Anyhoo, bet Tedisco to win, or if you can find a 'tard who'll give you Murphy and three or four points, I'd bet the spread.
The other beeg noise today is Chris Dodd's political meltdown on his home ground in Connecticut. The Senator from CountryWide and AIG is in real trouble, even if the election isn't 'til next year. I mean, when your home state newspapers are calling you a lying weasel and the polls show some dumbass House rep with higher poll ratings than you when you're a five-term incumbent, it might just be time to pull the plug and ride off into the sunset with whatever you've been able to steal.
I wouldn't be surprised if Dodd did just that.
Weekend Monkey was a Democratic candidate for president in the 2008 election, and a frequent contributer to Joshuapundit.He is currently working on a book about the campaign. He can be contacted at Wendmonkey@ yahoo.com