Spin Control

Monday's quickie political briefing

George Carlin: Maybe it's not the politicians who suck (Warning: contains language many may find offensive...it's George Carlin, after all.)

Here are the headlines in the presidential campaign, from the Associated Press:
Obama braces for race-based ads as GOP vows fair but tough campaign

Sen. McCain offers $300 million prize for new auto battery that can reduce dependence on oil

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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
John McCain campaigns in California. Barack Obama campaigns in New Mexico.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I’m backing Senator Obama. I expect to work as hard as I need to, as I’m called on to do to make certain that he is the next president.” — Elizabeth Edwards, wife of one-time Democratic candidate John Edwards, speaking on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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STAT OF THE DAY
John McCain won California’s Republican presidential primary in February with 42 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney garnered 34 percent, compared with Mike Huckabee’s almost 12 percent.




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