Monthly Archives: February 2009

Romney-Palin-Huckabee: Now THAT’S the ticket!

Tom Bevan over at RealClearPolitics reports:

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll conducted on February 18-19 among 429 Republicans shows Sarah Palin with a slight edge over Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney as the preferred GOP nominee for 2012:

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin 29%
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee 26%
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 21%
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal 9%
Someone else 10%
None/no one 4%
No opinion 2%

Republican men split more or less evenly among the top three choices, but Palin has a double digit lead among GOP women, winning 32% to Huckabee’s 22% and 20% for Romney.

Let’s get in the time machine and take a little trip back, back, back:

Unmonitored Volcano

Unmonitored Volcano


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It’s Official!

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has FINALLY been tapped for HHS Secretary. Of course, now we’re unlikely to see a Senator Sebelius anytime soon, but one has to make sacrifices, I suppose…Rumor had it that Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), now well known for his frienemy-esque relationship with former Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith, was being considered for the position but good authority has it that he did not think giving up his Senate seat was worth it. The Modern Major General absolutely concurs but wishes Governor Sebelius the best of luck!

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From Politico’s Shenanigans:

“Let’s be honest who wants to hang out with guys like Paul Krugman and Robert Reich when you can be with Rush Limabugh!”

-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at CPAC yesterday

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Welcome to The Modern Major General!

This is the latest incarnation of my ever-moving blog/website about politics and the odd world news or entertainment item. This is obviously a work in progress, so please bear with me as I get all of the bugs worked out.

In the meantime, I see CPAC but where’s Big Dub? WATCH HERE  (Thanks Politico)

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Pelosi Vs Biden: The Official Clap-Off (VIDEO)

Pelosi Vs Biden: The Official Clap-Off (VIDEO)

Here’s just a small morsel of political goodness. Thanks HuffPo for this fantastic montage from the un-SOTU. Nancy Pelosi is more excited than anybody has ever been. Ever.

Though…she should watch out for Carl Levin. He looked rather sprightly that night during the standing ovations…

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