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Saturday, March 25, 2006

NY-Sen: Hillary's Newest Opponent: Stark Raving Nuts

Posted by DavidNYC

Man, I just could not resist this. The New York GOP is having an awful, awful year. They have no serious candidates for either Governor or Senator. They are trailing badly in the Attorney General's race. Their dwindling House delegation is also in weak shape, with one recent retirement and several vulnerable incumbents. Their former stronghold of Nassau county has been completely taken over by the Dems. And even their one-time leader, the odious Al D'Amato, is backing Eliot Spitzer in all but name.

If this isn't rock-bottom, what is? I truly, truly did not think it could get worse for the NY GOP. But guess what, sports fans? It just did:

A Republican challenger to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is bizarrely claiming that the former first lady has been spying in her bedroom window and flying helicopters over her house in the Hamptons, witnesses told The Post yesterday.

Former Reagan-era Pentagon official Kathleen "KT" McFarland stunned a crowd of Suffolk County Republicans on Thursday by saying:

"Hillary Clinton is really worried about me, and is so worried, in fact, that she had helicopters flying over my house in Southampton today taking pictures," according to a prominent GOP activist who was at the event.

"She wasn't joking, she was very, very serious, and she also claimed that Clinton's people were taking pictures across the street from her house in Manhattan, taking pictures from an apartment across the street from her bedroom," added the eyewitness, who is not involved in the Senate race.

Wow. This is just too, too good. (And, in case you don't click the link, several non-anonymous sources also confirmed McFarland's remarks.) At this point, I'm actually feeling sorry for McFarland and the Republicans, so I thought I might offer them some helpful information, in the form of this chart:

Hope this helps! Have a nice day!

(Post story thanks to SusanG. Graphic from One World Government resistance manual courtesy Field Commander Plutonium Page.)

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Wow. I wouldn't have thought there was any Republican capable of underperforming Howard Mills (Schumer's 2004 opponent), but this moonbat just might. The good news is that GOP-held Congressional seats will be more likely to turn blue with a ticket headlined by McFarland. The bad news is that Hillary will come out of this with a landslide victory positioning herself beautifully for a kamikaze Presidential bid in 2008.

Posted by: Mark [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2006 02:47 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Echo your comments, with Spitzer & Clinton coatails the following CD's should be definitely watched:
NY 19 Kelly
NY 20 Sweeney
NY 24 Boehlert
NY 25 Walsh
NY 26 Reynolds
NY 29 Kuhl
Too bad Suozzi didn't choose to go after King, what's with that?
Also agree with the Clinton comment on kamikaze. At least on the blogs I don't see much Dem support for her.

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2006 03:27 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

I hate to look a gift horse in the mouth, but if a Republican candidate for major office
was going to have an insane breakdown on the campaign trail,
I wish it had been a GOP candidate who was throwing away a chance to win...

Posted by: Christopher Walker [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2006 06:15 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

That's true. We could all use a few Jim Bunning-style meltdowns on the opposing side.

Posted by: HellofaSandwich [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2006 07:28 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Jim Bunning was exactly the guy I had in mind as I read McFarland's tinfoil hat rants. From what I've been reading about West Virginia Senate candidate John Raese, we're likely to get a Bunning-McFarland level of discourse out of him. I was worried for Byrd in increasingly right-wing in WV...at least until Raese opened his mouth.

Now if we can just get Ed Bryant or Van Hilleary to get kooky down in Tennessee. Doesn't strike me as being too far-fetched.

Posted by: Mark [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2006 10:24 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Yeah, Raese already called for

an end to laws regulating air quality, water pollution and minimum wages.

And then he followed it up with: “Do you want government telling you what to pay an individual?”

And then he declared that: “Government should have nothing to do with education anywhere in the United States”


Raese didn't just shoot himself in the foot with those statements, he shot his foot off.

Basically that first statement is bad enough, but the second statement can really be stretched out to things like "No education funding" (after all, that fits his quoted desire, right?)

Posted by: RBH [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 25, 2006 10:42 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

That reminds me of some of the more bellicose Republican rhetoric from the early 90s - blow up the Department of Education! Blow up the Department of Commerce! Of course, once in power post-94, the GOP was finally forced to realize that these things weren't popular, or at least, certainly didn't SOUND popular.

Naming it the "Department of Education" was a pretty smart move in the first place. The only government agency the GOP would have a harder time dismantling would be the Ministry of Cute Puppies.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 26, 2006 10:03 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Mention of Jim Bunning still makes me grind my teeth with vexation.
What a painful lost opportunity that was, in 2004.
The Beltway powerbrokers refused to acknowledge that Bunning was vulnerable until way, way too late in the game,
and a fine candidate, Dan Mongiardo, was left twisting.

Anent the Ministry of Cute Puppies, by odd coincidence,
Democrat incumbent Governor Ed Rendell came out in favor of puppies this week.
Tell all the folks in town thatcha can:


By the way, I wonder if I'm the only Pennsylvanian Democrat
who feels a bit hampered in the rhetoric that can be used
in our gubernatorial race, because of Heath Shuler's congressional race in North Carolina?
Swann is like a cross between Shuler and Michael Steele,
but extreme caution has to be exercised in finding criticisms that won't backfire.

Posted by: Christopher Walker [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 26, 2006 12:29 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Seems like the NY is going to be solid D this year in all statewide races. Now i think we need Spitzer and Clintion to be the "bush" in NY the big fundraisers for candidates in close house races like the 24th or the 29th. I also have my fingers crossed that more Republicans in NY will retire (like NY-03 or NY-25...)

Posted by: D in FL. [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 26, 2006 10:40 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

No way Peter King retires in NY-03. And I hadn't heard anything about Walsh in the 25th. However, I'm still seriously wondering if Sweeney won't have to retire due to medical reasons in the 20th.

Posted by: DavidNYC [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 26, 2006 11:04 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Agree w/DavidNYC. King loves being a member of Congress and just got made Chair of the Homeland Security Committee.

KT McFarland unfortunately won't be the nominee. It will be John Spencer who is just as beatable but has a record and appeals better to the GOP primary voters. Hillary won't break Schumer's record but she will get in the low-mid 60s.

Posted by: John Mills [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 27, 2006 04:46 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment