Worth the time

  • Kos does an extremely thorough analysis in asking Who is Larry Diedrich? As a side note, how much will the uproar over Tim Johnson’s Taliban comment hurt Stephanie when her lead is already narrowing? The circle jerk bloggers and their fellow GOP/right travelers are in ecstasy. (And one even construes Kos’ analysis as a below the belt attack on Diedrich).
  • Welcome to the Tripp County Democrats blog. (Via smartblog). As the links on the left of that blog indicate, the number of “SD Liberal Blogs” is few and far between.
  • An op-ed piece by Phillip James in The Guardian examines how a recent Meet the Press program showed the true face of the Bush administration.
  • And Ted Rall is seeing the sad but true face of what is hopefully a minority of the right. Ever since his strip on Pat Tillman, Ted has been subject to voracious attack. Ted’s blog gives you an indication of what he has been experiencing here and here. It certainly appears many of these people need remedial work on their literacy.

3 comments to Worth the time

  • Anonymous

    And even after reading Kos’ analysis of Diedrich, you still don’t think it is worth pulling the lever for Hurseth?

    If you don’t vote for Stephanie, the Taliban-wing of the Republican party wins.

  • “Herseth represents the best of South Dakota’s progressive populist traditions.” — Katrina vanden Heuvel

  • From USA Today:

    Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., on Tuesday said he apologizes if any Republicans were offended by his weekend remark that compared a segment of the Republican Party to the Taliban.

    “I am proud of the support I have enjoyed from Republicans across South Dakota. In a state like ours, you have to be able to reach across party lines to find consensus. If any Republicans were offended, I apologize.

    “It (remark) was directed at the small but vocal group of national Republicans that attacked my patriotism and compared me to Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden at the very same time my son was defending our nation in Afghanistan.”


    Randy Frederick, state GOP chairman, said Johnson’s statement was “repulsive” and “an attack on the character of all Republicans in South Dakota.”

    Johnson’s statement was anti-Christian, said Rob Regier, executive director of the South Dakota Family Policy Council. *** “Sadly, he (Johnson) and Sen. (Tom) Daschle and Stephanie Herseth have turned their backs on God’s church on key issues such as infanticide, religious freedom and homosexuality. Their contempt for the Christian world view reveals an ugly double standard in the liberal mantra of ‘tolerance.”

    So-Called Austin Mayor: Wow, how could Sen. Johnson ever see similarities between an open-minded, loving individual like Regier and the Taliban.