It has just been announced that Ted Kennedy has a brain tumor. That's terrible news. Best of luck to him.
Over at Balloon Juice, a commenter asked, (rhetorically, I suppose) what the odds are that a Clinton supporter on one of the crazier pro-Clinton blogs to suggest that the timing of this announcement was planned so as to distract from Clinton's upcoming win in the Kentucky primary.
Always up for a bit of sleuthing, I discovered that the odds are much better than even...
# dot48 Says:
May 20th, 2008 at 1:32 pm
I would say his retirement is imminent. Odd that they decide to break this today of all days .. if I was cynical I’d say it was to stifle news of Hill’s momentum .. Surely one day to tell the world wouldn’t make any difference in his recovery. Just saying.
# confloyd Says:
May 20th, 2008 at 1:41 pm
birdgal, I do catscans they knew in 15minutes after the scan was over, they held the news til Tuesday as his request. I would bet money on that. Why did they not announce it on Monday?
That second one is from a commenter at HillaryIs44.com named "conFloyd". I nutpicked one of her comments a couple of days ago: Obama is the antichrist and is working with the terrorists to kill us all! She's quite a gal. Anyway, I was just over at a NoQuarterUSA (a different pro-Hillary blog), nutpicking on a thread where all the commenters are "pledging" to not vote for Obama in the general election, and I found this gem of a comment:
The talking point for Obama is we should vote for him because of Roe vs. Wade, I am way past needing that law, so the kids that are getting him in need to learn what its like not to have safe abortions. Let them sweat like so many of us had to in the early 60’s. You could never watch TV back then without hearing about some poor young woman that died from having illegal abortion. That is what Roe vs Wade was all about!
Whew. Now what kind of a Democrat would say something like that?
Well, that comment was from "connie floyd". Yup, the one and the same. And no she's not just some random loon on the intertubes; she's also a Clinton delegate to the Texas state Democratic convention. Yee haw!
I hope Hillary is extra-super-proud of that one.