Friday, October 29, 2004

GOP Desperation is Palpable

The mountain of shit that's been piling up high behind BushCo has finally started to cascade down on the GOP this week. A political avalanche of this magnitude has been a thing of beauty to observe. I previously summarized some of my indicators on how desperate I think the Bush campaign is getting - and I wake up this morning to the latest:

Cheney to Campaign in Hawaii

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney will campaign in Hawaii on Sunday, making a rare stop on historically Democratic turf where the presidential race is unexpectedly close, a spokeswoman announced Thursday.

"We are competitive in the state; this is a very close race," Anne Womack said.

The trip was announced hours after news broke that the FBI has begun investigating whether the Pentagon improperly awarded no-bid contracts to Halliburton Co., the oil services corporation formerly headed by Cheney...
Two days before election day, and BushCo's going to burn many precious hours sending one of their primary attack dogs on a fool's errand? Hawaii is no more in play for BushCo than is New Jersey (Ed Gillespie's protestations to the contrary). In fact, the mere notion that Darth is heading to Hawaii instead of New Jersey pretty much sums up absolutely everything you need to know about the alleged competitiveness of the Garden State.

Or, maybe Darth is just working on a head start for his getaway.