Awww there must be trouble in paradise. McCain wants to use Bush for fundraising, but doesn't "want the president to appear too often at his side".
Don't worry about it John. We have enough memories of you two together:
The images in the Basra police file are nauseating: Page after page of women killed in brutal fashion -- some strangled to death, their faces disfigured; others beheaded. All bear signs of torture.
The women are killed, police say, because they failed to wear a headscarf or because they ignored other "rules" that secretive fundamentalist groups want to enforce.
"Fear, fear is always there," says 30-year-old Safana, an artist and university professor. "We don't know who to be afraid of. Maybe it's a friend or a student you teach. There is no break, no security. I don't know who to be afraid of."
Her fear is justified. Iraq's second-largest city, Basra, is a stronghold of conservative Shia groups. As many as 133 women were killed in Basra last year -- 79 for violation of "Islamic teachings" and 47 for so-called honor killings, according to IRIN, the news branch of the U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
These are the kind of stories getting buried by today's news of election coverage, but it needs to be brought up. Iraq is not a success - far from it. It's a serious problem the next President will have to deal with. Do we want McCain doing that? He is one that thinks everything is going great.
A group of Ford Mustang owners wanted to make a calendar of their cars and sell it through Cafe Press. Well there's a problem. Ford Motor Company is saying that they hold a copyright on all images of Ford vehicles - even if it is your own car! With decisions like this, it's no wonder Ford considers to fall lower on the vehicle food chain.
Looks like Rudy may be breaking Pentagon rules by using Petraeus' image in his ads:
Images of Gen. David Petraeus appeared in an ad the Giuliani campaign began running yesterday attacking Hillary Clinton. The Pentagon says the use of the Petraeus images was done without Petraeus' consent. Military personnel are barred by Pentagon regulations from appearing in political ads in uniform. Greg has more at Election Central.
If Rudy is so quick to demand people denouncing actions of political groups, then why didn't he denounce the Swift Boaters in 2004? Is this just another one of Rudy's double standards, or was he too busy on the lecture circuit, making his money, to worry about people who have served our nation? Remember - a vote for Rudy is a vote for Bush.
As election time grows nearer, I am going to focus more on the races here in Ohio. We are a key state this year that can turn blue so I believe it is imperative to keep focus on these races. I will still work to bring news and views from around the country and world, so you can still come for all the information you can handle.
The WSJ has a new poll released with more good news to Ohio. Currently they have Sherrod Brown leading Mike DeWine by 8.9%. Interesting enough is that these numbers don't reflect the full impact of DeWine's campaign ad using mocked up images of the 9/11 attacks on the WTC. This number also closely reflects the results of Columbus Dispatch's poll that I posted yesterday.
The current poll also has Ted Strickland beating Ken Blackwell by 4.9% for governor.. This is quiet a bit lower then the Dispatch's poll yesterday, which had Strickland ahead by 20%.
In this latest WSJ/Harris poll, Ohio is predicted to become blue this fall, which is very good news.