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Sick Day


The adorable little Petri dishes I call children gave me a post election gift of a nasty little flu bug that has been dogging me since late last week. I tried to write up something from home today, but sitting up an typing only raised my fever to 102.3.  So I'm calling it a day.  See you -- hopefully -- tomorrow.

 

Comments
K:

Survey says:

93% hope you feel better
2% don't
5% didn't realize you were sick, even after
reading this post.

:)

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gjdodger:

latest approval poll:

91% Mark
4% Flu
5% Undecided

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messy:

but it's dated in September. Check that in the morning.

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SunnySeattle:

Yes, but I just heard Karl Rove say on CNN that he has some special, super-private polls that show that people *overwhelmingly* approve of the flu.

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tom veil:

Anyone know if Clint Curtis is correct about the polls in FL-24?

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Gary Kilbride:

Tom, I remember only one poll in FL-24, a narrow lead for Feeney in late October. It was a Zogby phone poll, not interactive, but a relatively small sample size, about 400.

The race wasn't among the Top 50 lists, or anything like that. Curtis' theme was Feeney rigs machines so this is a predictable aftermath. Not that I'm a machine proponent anymore, particularly in light of FL-13.

Paper trails will be an increasingly interesting issue now in Florida. Gov-elect Crist suddenly changed his tune a week before the election, saying he had no trouble with paper trails.

Crist as Florida gov will appoint the secretary of state. In the lone debate, Crist apparently had no idea what a paper trail was. This was his quote:

"I think paper trails are fine. I get one when I go to the gas station," Crist answered. "The only concern I have with a paper trail is if it were done purely as an intimidation exercise where people would be paid for a vote when they come back to work."

He's either an ignorant dumbass or intentionally tried to mislead voters. A paper trail is not a voting receipt. It's a record of how you voted that stays within the machine. The voter never touches it or has any access to it, other than reviewing it by sight before casting the ballot.

Florida districts are unusually competitive. In 11 of the 19 races that were not unopposed, the winner received 60% or less. That may not sound unusual until you scan other states, where House winners routinely receive 70+%. Nine of the 11 winners were Republicans.

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