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Liveblog Discussion of the Gubernatorial Candidates
The Bee is holding a liveblog discussion of the California Gubernatorial race. Running the discussion is the Bee’s Jim Boren and Bill McEwen.
Rangers looking past 0-9 Record at AT&T Park
With one day before Game 1 of the Fall Classic, the Texas Rangers have been bombarded with one pressing question: How will you win at AT&T Park? The Rangers hold a 0-9 record at AT&T Park have had to look past their new comer attitude to the World Series and overcome a sad record against the Giants. Game 1 of the World Series is at 5PM on FOX.
World Cup predicting Octopus “Paul” dies at 2 1/2
The octopus that predicted the winner of each World Cup game throughout the 2010 World Cup died today at the age of 2 1/2. Paul the Octopus died in Germany at the aquarium where he came from for the World Cup
Whitman coy on ending spending
After putting $143 million into her bid to be Governor of California, Meg Whitman has yet to state whether she will stop spending money on the campaign. In an interview with Diane Sawyer, Whitman would never conclusively state whether she would stop spending personal funds on the campaign. Whitman, the current campaign spending record holder, has been heavily criticized for “buying” the election.
From The Onion: My opponent knows where Washington is on a map; I Don’t, and never will
By Ron Johnson
Republican Candidate For Wisconsin Senator
As your Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, I’m grateful to have this opportunity to reach out to the people of Wisconsin and draw some distinctions between myself—a D.C. outsider—and Russ Feingold. The incumbent is a classic tax-and-spend liberal who, if elected, will increase the deficit even further. But most importantly, Russ Feingold is a career politician who knows exactly where to find our nation’s capital on a map.
Me? I don’t have the slightest idea. If somebody asked me right now where Washington, D.C. is, I would say north, but that’s really just a shot in the dark. I am literally clueless.
You see, Russ Feingold has been a senator for nearly 20 years. He knows the Beltway backwards and forwards. Heck, I bet he could even tell you which state Washington, D.C. is in. I, on the other hand, don’t even know what the “D.C.” stands for, and I never will. I’ll die before I acquire that information, and that is my promise to you.
Is D.C. where Mount Rushmore is? Beats me. Ask Russ Feingold.