Karl Rove mockingly dismissed the value of Sarah and Todd Palin's endorsements on a private conference call today, noting that their backing of Newt Gingrich in Alaska "demonstrated that endorsements don't mean snot."
I can't wait for the pushback.
Everyone's favorite skulker behind the bushes, Michele (leave off the second "L" for "Lunatic") Bachmann jumps to another bizarro world conclusion:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is warning that the Obama administration's contraception insurance mandate could put America on a slippery slope — to a totalitarian one-child policy.
Ohmigod, the next thing you know, we'll be forced to buy woks and mandarin-collared jackets! Jesus fucking Christ, every time I try to figure out how this loon thinks, I wind up with a splitting headache.
Over the past year, Hatch has been feeling his fiery conservative oats (which, is that even allowed, in Mormonism?), e.g., telling Obama to cut it with the "I'm Your Jesus Now" bullshit. And according to The Hill:
The senator has taken on an increasingly conservative tone, leading the charge in Congress on the Balanced Budget Amendment, a cause he's long pursued. He's lined up support from prominent conservatives including right-wing radio hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin as well as Mitt Romney, who remains immensely popular in the state. Hatch's latest radio ad features extensive praise from Romney.
And who has more animal charisma and conservative bona fides than Mitt Romney?
Hatch's top-notch re-election strategy also got a swift boot in the grundle from the wiry and retiring Olympia Snowe:
[Hatch had] long warned that if he lost, centrist Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) would likely get the Finance Committee chairmanship, a point many in the state say had some traction with the politically savvy caucus-goers. But Snowe's recent decision to retire has made that point moot.
Ugh. Can someone get to work constructing a Shadow Senate to keep these two soporifics out of real politics forever? [The Hill]
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