News Roundup for 5/4/11

Steve Doyle, who won a Republican district by not being the Republican

-Headline of the day-
"Wisconsin Democrats Win Seat That Was Held By Republicans For Sixteen Years In Special Election."

In what could be seen as a taste of things to come, Steve Doyle defeated Republican John Lautz in a special election for the Wisconsin District 94 Assembly. The district had been Republican for sixteen years and the election was held to fill the seat vacated by Mike Huebsch, who joined the Walker administration.

According to the report, "Doyle actually won despite 'a barrage of television and radio attacks by third-party groups, along with mailings from the Jobs First Coalition, a Brookfield, Wis.-based group tied to Scott Jensen, the former Republican state Assembly speaker who left office in 2002 amid misconduct allegations.'" How did he win?

Lautz made the mistake of running as a pro-Walker candidate who thought that union-busting was a great idea to "get our fiscal house in order."

Yeah, turns out you don't want to do that. (ThinkProgress)

-President McCain on Pakistan-
A quick look at the man who could've been our president. John McCain promises to chase Osama bin Laden "to the gates of Hell"...

...but not into Pakistan.

I'm kind of thinking the election worked out for the best. (YouTube)

-Bonus HotD-
"New study says Paul Krugman is top prognosticator."

All that crazy commie stuff that comes out of Krugman's mouth? Turns out that, where someone could be proven right, he was right.

Wanna see the bottom of the list? "Those scoring lowest... with negative tallies were conservative columnist Cal Thomas; U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC); U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-MI); U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, a McCain supporter and Democrat-turned-Independent from Connecticut; Sam Donaldson of ABC; and conservative columnist George Will."

Don't listen to those guys. (Crooks and Liars)

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