10:27 AM, Jan 11, 2014 • By JIM SWIFT
A 2008 documentary reveals that Terry McAuliffe, who is being sworn in today as governor of Virginia, thinks that members of the Bush family “should all have been put away in jail.”
The documentary, Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story, features a clip of President George H.W. Bush’s 1989 Inaugural Address, where Bush discusses the need to “make kinder the face of the nation” with regard to "those who cannot free themselves of enslavement to whatever addiction—drugs, welfare, the demoralization that rules the slums.”
The film cuts from the inaugural footage to novelist Ishmael Reed, who thinks it’s hypocritical for Bush to talk about “demoralization” since his son, future President George W. Bush, had his own struggles with addiction. Then former DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe weighs in:
“These folks should all have been put away in jail. But you know what? Because of their power, and because George [H.W.] Bush went into office and he got to pick the attorney general, the U.S. attorneys, it all got hushed up. And George [W.] Bush—he’s now the president of the United States of America. Chief law enforcement officer!” McAuliffe then laughs.
The New Jersey governor muscles his way to the front of the pack, for now. Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Morris Plains, N.J.
On election eve, Chris Christie has come home to rally a few hundred supporters in Morris County, the place where he was first elected and now lives with his wife, Mary Pat, and their four children.
9:01 AM, Oct 18, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
With just weeks left in the 2013 gubernatorial race in Virginia, Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli has a new TV ad that questions the seriousness of his Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe. "What's Terry McAuliffe offering Virginia families?" the voiceover asks. "False, misleading attacks; massive, wasteful spending; and $1,700 dollars in higher taxes every year."
"Terry McAuliffe," the voiceover continues. "Deeply unserious." Watch below:
11:31 AM, Sep 6, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new poll of likely Virginia voters show Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by seven points in this fall's gubernatorial election. Rasmussen Reports found McAuliffe with 45 percent support compared to Cuccinelli's 38 percent.
9:21 AM, Aug 8, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Boston Herald reports:
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown played it coy yesterday when asked if he’s running for governor, saying “there’s nothing wrong with a primary” — and setting the stage for a possible showdown with fellow GOP powerhouse Charlie Baker.
10:33 AM, Jun 4, 2013 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
A big part of Obamacare is its massive expansion of Medicaid. Fortunately, this expansion can’t happen in most states without Republicans freely choosing to make it happen. Unfortunately, far too many Republican governors seem to be confused about the distinction between repealing Obamacare and implementing it.
Rick Perry promotes the Texas Miracle. Jun 3, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 36 • By FRED BARNES
When President Obama arrived in Austin three years ago, Texas governor Rick Perry greeted him with a four-page letter asking for help in securing the border with Mexico. “He was not particularly enthralled with my theatrics,” Perry says. The president didn’t bother to respond. Perry heard later from a White House aide.
8:04 AM, May 6, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican attorney general Ken Cuccinelli leads Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race by 10 points, according to a poll released Sunday by the Washington Post. Among likely voters in this November's election, 51 percent said they would support Cuccinelli, while 41 percent said they would support McAuliffe.
The State of the Union, as seen from Wisconsin.Feb 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 23 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Sitting in front of an oversized HD television in the basement of the governor’s residence, a relaxed Scott Walker settles in to wait for Barack Obama to begin the first State of the Union address of his second term.
“If you want to run for president, I’m in. We’ll stay married. I’ll figure it out and I’ll be fine.”1:36 PM, Jan 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, told the New York Times that his wife offered to stay married to him, if he was planning to run for president. The first couple of Colorado is currently separated.
7:20 AM, Jan 9, 2013 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
As an ignorant but unabashed admirer of Xenophon, I was struck by this email from a reader, and thought other readers would enjoy it as well:
3:48 PM, Jan 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chris Christie received high marks in a new poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University and Public Mind Poll.
12:37 PM, Dec 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
New Jersey governor Chris Christie has accepted the endorsement of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), according to an announcement from the Republican's reelection campaign. The organization "is one of the largest unions in the state, representing over 20,000 laborers across New Jersey primarily within the construction and manufacturing trades."
1:59 PM, Dec 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley tweeted lyrics to an Adele song today. Here's the tweet: