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POLITICS AS (UN)USUAL:This Week in Politics

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A look at the political week that was…

  • There is a new narrative in town.  Mitt Romney refuses to give a straight answer about anything.  Asked about his position on the president’s DREAM Act shift he dodged a straight answer.  Asked about what he would do differently in terms of foreign policy, dodge.  Asked about how pay equity, dodge.  Wonder how long the media is going to let this go on before they do their jobs?
  • And it turns out that when articles are written about Mitt Romney, no one clicks on them.
  • Commerce secretary John Bryson resigns after suffering a seizure while driving that resulted in a hit and run accident.
  • Finally, Obama’s pollster says something I’ve been saying for a while, “Daily tracking polls are stupid!”  It’s much more important to pay attention to statewide polling (i.e. electoral college counts), fundraising announcements, and ad buys.
  • North Carolina blocks compensation for victims of forced sterilization.
  • A picture of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and far right and controversial Republican congresswoman Jean Schmidt (R-OH) at the 2012 congressional women’s softball game painfully awkward and yet rather amusing.  Bipartisanship!
  • New Hampshire governor becomes the fifth in the country to veto new voter ID bills.
  • A huge crowd gathered at Michigan capitol this week to recite the Vagina Monologues after lawmakers forbid use of the word “vagina” during hearings attempting to pass anti-abortion measures.
  • Everyone woke up Thursday morning with baited breath waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on Obamacare but they came out and announced that we all have to wait until Monday.  They did issue a ruling using curse words on television though.

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