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10:16 AM Jan 13th: Now off to Dallas for several days of research into the original Tucson of American nightmares (11/22/63) for book on JFK’s legacy at 50 yrs
10:55 AM Jan 13th: x-Gov. Edwin Edwards(D-LA) out of jail. Saddest slogan of all time in 1991:”Vote for the crook. It’s important.” Helped him beat David Duke
10:58 AM Jan 13th: Loughner’s smirk reminds me of Oswald’s–cited by Jack Ruby to explain why he shot him on 11/24/63. But Loughner=psychotic, Oswald=sociopath
12:11 PM Jan 13th: For Obama, a 1% decline in unemployment will = 100 Tucson speeches. Some are assigning far too much long-term import to POTUS talk.
2:11 PM Jan 13th: No surprise–Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison(R-TX) retires. Texas-sized, big spending R primary, no clear frontrunner yet.
2:12 PM Jan 13th: Real question in Texas SEN is whether Dems, landslide losers of late, can even compete. Sharing ballot with Obama in ’12, highly doubtful.
10:53 AM Jan 18th: Dems have had at least 1 ND Senator or Rep since 1958. Will ND go all R in Congress for 1st time in 54 yrs come 2012?
10:58 AM Jan 18th: Just back from TX. LG David Dewhurst is R SEN frontrunner, but he is NOT a lock. Many prefer others. Runoff could get interesting.
12:05 PM Jan 19th: Back to Class: my 32nd yr of U.Va. teaching continues w/Intro to Politics. Never gets old, though I do. Terrific guest lecturers coming.