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Did you hear Brian Baird on the Lars show yesterday? I only caught part of it, but in the segment I heard, the two of them were giving each other foot massages and cooing softly about the bright future of the central government in Iraq.

Maybe Lars will give old Brian a job as an intern after the voters up in the 'Couv turn him out.

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Maybe Lars will give old Brian a job as an intern after the voters up in the 'Couv turn him out.

Don't be silly. That district is a salt-of-the-earth conservative district. Linda Smith owned it and would still own it if she hadn't ran for the Senate. Baird is running hard to the right precisely so he doesn't get himself turned out.

Please. He has to win primaries.

Im so sick of the party system...you cannot think for yourself or you get eaten alive by the "party" for not following along their talking points like a good little lemming.
Freakin pathetic. Its like the mafia.

Think for yourself. Its the only way to keep from getting ulcers.

That district is a salt-of-the-earth conservative district.

Errr... right. Linda Smith was the lone Republican to represent WA-3 since the Eisenhower administration. She came in on Rush Limbaugh's coat tails in 1994 and nearly got turned out by Baird in 1996 (winning by less than 1000 votes). She would have been trounced in 1998. Republican candidates haven't sniffed 40% in the district since. And that's despite George Bush carrying WA-3 twice! Yeah, we're gonna send a Republican to Washington.

I take it back. It isn't all that conservative of a district. It's more middle-of-the-road. But I still say that it's no accident that Baird is saying what he's saying. He perceives it to be the correct position for him, politically and otherwise.

He has to win primaries.

Hmmmmm.....

To be precise, it's one primary that he needs to win, and I'm not aware that he is being particularly challenged.

he's getting tons and tons of publicity from this stunt. who the frack even knew who brian baird was until he drank the koolaid and started getting his himself booked all over the cable news circuit? he must have something new in mind for the future.

Lars already has plenty of help... Sparky, the plump, pimple-faced intern in the flood pants!

Why an intern and not a REAL producer?

It's hard to make money, at KXL, when the only commercials you run are PSA's.

Just ask Paulie.

"Maybe Lars will give old Brian a job as an intern after the voters up in the 'Couv turn him out."

Or maybe Brian actually has an open mind and the cajones to disagree with his party for once, and has been to Iraq a number of times and has changed his view of the situation.

How do these people live with themselves? Doesn't Lars have the slightest bit of judgement left or is he just a water-carrying stooge for the Bush administration? I mean what Iraqi central government was he talking about? I guess that's the deal: You get invited to the Oval Office, then you go forth and spread the spin. The last two people who made it to the Oval Office from around here are Lars and Monica. That's 2 fat blowhards in a row.

what's new, pussycats?

someone you took for granted changes his mind and disagrees with you??

he must be nuts, or a tool, or drank the kool-aid, or, or, somethin'

watching the ratio of reasoned arguments versus venomous spittle about Baird's new position will be amusing...

...just not surprising

"m so sick of the party system...you cannot think for yourself or you get eaten alive by the "party" for not following along their talking points like a good little lemming."

Party or no party, Baird should get bounced. Generally, when one represents a group of people (say, in Congress) one should represent the views of that group of people. If that one suddenly "gets religion" then that one shouldn't be all that surprised when he or she gets bounced, regardless of the party involved.

one primary that he needs to win

Every two years.

It's amusing to watch Democrats eat their own. The "party of tolerance and diversity" - what a load.

Baird says there's progress, so the Dems can't stand that. The MoveOn overlords hate him.

Smith disagrees with Bush, and there's no concerted move to pillory him on the Republican side. Kind of makes you wonder which is the real party of tolerance, eh?

Watch "Alive Day Celebrations" on HBO. I'm becoming increasingly intolerant of having our young people driving around Iraq just waiting to have their limbs blown off.
Get past your team spirit and look at this thing. 27,000 badly wounded Americans and a lot of them were just sent down a highway until their vehicle blew up. Is that good leadership in your honest opinion?

Behavior damaging one's own self-interest is an early sign of blackmail. You wonder what 'Intelligence' has got Baird in a 'vice' sting. Probably a good idea to stay away from the bus station and other public toilet stalls there now.

LIARS crossed over to volcano country and there went the neighborhood.

If that one suddenly "gets religion" then that one shouldn't be all that surprised when he or she gets bounced, regardless of the party involved.

I dont think he "got religion", I think he stated honestly what he saw after visiting Iraq. But that didnt follow the talking points.

The MoveOn overlords hate him.

Its interesting to see a group like that completely controlling the party too. All the Dem candidates are scared witless of what MoveOn might do to their campaign, so they step lightly and make sure they follow along. Its really sad.


The comments ascribing the terror-inducing influence of MoveOn are amusing, to say the least. They're one advocacy group among many.

Brian Baird isn't getting pummeled because the half-dozen people who work for MoveOn.org are angry with him. He's in hot water because he supports keeping our troops in Iraq, and 60% of the American public supports withdrawal.

Withdrawal from Iraq isn't some fringe position supported only by a couple random PACs and a few percentage points of the electorate. It's been the majority position for over a year now. Deal with it.

The comments ascribing the terror-inducing influence of MoveOn are amusing, to say the least. They're one advocacy group among many.

But they are the only one that matters, the one with the most money. And thats all it takes.

I agree that we should get out of Iraq too...but that doesnt mean Baird is wrong.

Baird isn't necessarily wrong. Baird is lost.

Baird is toast. Flash ! Burned.

Then he went ahead and hugged LIARS to get that blackening kiss of political death.


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