The left wing website Daily Kos predicts Democrats will “get killed” in the 2010 elections saying, “86 percent of Republicans plan on turning out or are likely to turn out. Only 56 percent of Democrats are–similarly believe they’re going to turn out or likely to turn out. Only 32 percent of African-Americans, only 41 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds. We have numbers like that, we’re going to get killed…”
Freshman Democratic Representative Parker Griffith of Alabama is switching to the Republican Party so he doesn’t lose his job in 2010.. Griffith was narrowly elected last year from a region of northern Alabama that includes Huntsville and Decatur. President Barack Obama lost the district badly to Republican John McCain.Griffith is a radiation oncologist. His switch comes as Congress is trying to pass a much-contested healthcare bill. Democrats will still control the House by a substantial margin but this is a step closer.
Do you believe that huge snowstorm in D.C.? Pretty amazing. President Obama spent one day in Copenhagen and global warming is solved.– Leno
A Kansas mother is praising a neighbor as “Superman” after her 6-year-old daughter told her he somehow found the strength to lift a full sized Mercury sedan off her. The girl escaped with minor injuries after she and neighbor Nick Harris said she was pinned under the vehicle that accidentally rolled backward over the child. Nick says he doesn’t know how he did it.
Eliot Spitzer’s former hooker now has a sex advice column in the New York Post. Why do people get rewarded for this? Her number one piece of advice: Get the money up front.—Leno
According to MSNBC, Tiger Woods paid some of his mistresses between $5,000 and $20,000 a month to keep quiet about his affairs. That’s the second bailout plan this year that didn’t work.– Leno
A health care bill passed the U. S. Senate with 58 Democratic and 1 Independent and 1 avowed Socialist votes, and now goes to conference with the House of Representatives. The Senate bill contains over a thousand earmarks for Democrat pet projects. The reconciliation bill only requires 51% votes so expect duplicity by Democrats trying to save their jobs.
President Obama has signed a new $1.1 trillion spending bill. See, the reason it’s called a spending bill is they get to spend it and we get the bill. — Leno