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Monday, May 03, 2010

Monday Flew By...Some Thoughts

It has been a very hectic day, but finally, I have the opportunity to share some thoughts about the political hoopla and pop culture items of interest.

The McCarville Report shows, without question, State Senator Todd Lamb is dominating the money race in the bid for the GOP nomination for Lt. Governor.  Which, of course, will be a stepping-stone for Lamb to either run for Governor in a few years or perhaps even Congress.  And no, I'm not being cynical, but rather a realist.  Todd Lamb was born and bred for just this type of career path and I find it absolutely laughable when many of his supporters decry "career politicians."  I have to say, as far as "career politicians" go, Todd is one of the better ones and he has a wickedly impressive resume'.  On the other hand, Representative John Wright, proud recipient of the OCPAC endorsement is not doing so well.  His campaign reports a staggering $2,578 fund raising effort contrasted with Lamb's meager $137,147. 

Read the McCarville Report here.

Oil spill in the Gulf is still a mess, and it will be for a very long time.  Reports show that President Obama has made it clear that BP PLC will foot the bill eventually for the clean up, but that the federal government will most assuredly spare no expense to get the job done.  It will be a long time before all the facts come out about this one.

Gubernatorial passion runs hot.  First it was the controversy surrounding the Tea Party excitement, then it was TARP and now, it's illegal immigration.  In a couple short hours, my Facebook page was covered up in comments when I asked a simple question:  "Where does Brogdon stand on illegal immigration? Fallin?"  Of course, the conversation plunged into ad hominem attacks and to be honest, I was surprised no one brought up the desire to see gubernatorial debates.

But the day isn't over just yet.

Contrary to popular belief - and to the chagrin of some in the blogosphere who wouldn't know truth if it jumped up and bit them in their self-righteous, Constitution-stroking asses - I am not in the "Mary camp."  I like Congresswoman Fallin just as I like State Senator Randy Brogdon.  Unfortunately, some of the supporters of Brogdon (referred to affectionately as "Brogdonites") apparently have no reading comprehension ability whatsoever, forgetting that I have lauded their efforts in grassroots.  (The link is here for those of you who are reading this who would like to improve their comprehension skills.)

Did I offend?  My apologies. 

This race will turn out to be the biggest mud-slinging pile of political propaganda this state has ever seen and it isn't even June yet.  And don't think for a nanosecond that the Fallin campaign is going to sit back and allow the name-calling and misinformation to be spread for long.  The Fallinistas are getting pretty darned tired of it and it is even drawing the attention of many in the media who has been staying out of this disaster for a while.  Fallin has the money, the name recognition and the reputation to go scorched earth, replace the topsoil, plant new seeds, fertilize the new shrubbery before anyone even realized what happened.  The Brogdonites will be sitting back, licking their wounds and wondering what in the hell just happened while Mary is hosting her inaugural ball.

Of course, that is just my opinion and I could be wrong...but I seriously doubt it.  For the latest salvo in the gubernatorial caged death match, read the Oklahoma Watchdog here.

More to follow, kids!