links for 2010-05-11

  • Speaking Tuesday with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, Erickson – a CNN contributor – said he won't support DeVore much longer if the candidate does not improve his political standing.

    "Look, if Chuck DeVore hasn't gone up in the polls within two weeks significantly, I'll be with Carly Fiorina because Tom Campbell is that bad," Erickson said.

    DeVore is considered the more conservative of the three candidates. But Campbell has maintained a steady lead over his opponents in recent polls even as both DeVore and Fiorina attack him as too liberal.

    "There are a lot of Republicans who feel like Chuck Devore, with four weeks left, hasn't been able to surge," Erickson said on CNN's John King, USA. "And it's everybody, anybody but Campbell."
    Well, Erick, Chuck DeVore is going nowhere and you have enabled Tom Campbell in this race.

    So…. if the shoe fits, buddy.

  • A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog was assaulted Tuesday as furious protesters interrupted his university lecture about the limits of free speech.

    Lars Vilks told The Associated Press a man leaped from the front row and head-butted him as he was delivering his lecture at Uppsala University, breaking Vilks' glasses but leaving him uninjured.

    Police later said the attacker was stopped before he could reach Vilks and that the artist may have bumped into plain-clothes officers who briskly evacuated him from the room. Three people were detained, but it wasn't immediately clear whether the attacker was among them.

    A video clip of the incident by a Swedish newspaper showed police using pepper spray and batons to hold off an angry crowd shouting "God is great" in Arabic after Vilks was escorted out of the lecture hall.
    And, South Park moves on to Jesus…..fancy that

  • In his seven weeks as one of CNN’s newest contributors, Erick Erickson has made scarcely more than a dozen appearances on the network.
    But his every utterance — every Twitter message, blog post and radio rant — has been parsed with the rigor usually reserved for a Supreme Court nominee.

    Liberal detractors have obsessively cataloged his right-wing rhetorical excesses, from calling Michelle Obama a “Marxist harpy” to a flip accusation that the former Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter molested children and animals. Even the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, criticized Mr. Erickson for suggesting that he would threaten a census worker, saying the comment “should concern CNN.” The Boston Globe protested what it called “one more screamer on cable.”
    I don't always agree with Erick but it is a good piece.

    Read it all.

  • California State Assemblymembers Jim Silva (R-Huntington Beach), Cameron Smyth (R-Santa Clarita), Ted Gaines (R-Roseville), Dan Logue (R-Linda) and Connie Conway (R-Visalia) today announced their endorsements of U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, noting that she is the Republican best positioned to beat Barbara Boxer this November. Silva, Smyth, Gaines, Logue and Conway had previously endorsed Fiorina’s Republican primary opponent, Chuck DeVore.
    Leaving the sinking ship of Chuck DeVore
  • Solicitor General Elena Kagan, the woman who tops President Obama's short list for the Supreme Court, is the subject of a baffling whisper campaign among both gay rights activists and social conservatives: those whispering assume she's gay, and they want her — or someone — the media! — to acknowledge it.
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