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Linda McMahon has her own Oooops! Resume moment….

I told everyone it happens ALL the time!

Democrats…and Republicans….

From Politicalwire…..

The New York Post reminds us of one more reason Richard Blumenthal’s (D) exaggerated military record isn’t likely to affect him in his Senate race against Linda McMahon (R) in Connecticut.

Just last year when McMahon “was nominated to Connecticut’s State Board of Education, she claimed, as proof of qualification, her degree in education. Her degree, it was soon revealed, was in French.”

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June 1, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Education, Entertainment, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 13 Comments

Simmons backs up on McMahon comments……A little bit…..

This from Politicalwire…..

Former Rep. Rob Simmons (R-CT) apologized in an interview with Politico about his harsh words for Linda McMahon (R), saying she couldn’t beat Richard Blumenthal (D) in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race.

Said Simmons: “That was a little harsh, I probably shouldn’t have said what I said. I talked too much and I’m sorry.”

First Read notes that these remarks, in combination with a new poll showing Blumenthal crushing McMahon, have to be a “punch in the gut” for Senate Republicans.

I guess she still shouldn’t expect him to campaign for her, huh?


May 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Manila…….Linda McMahon……

Jesse Ventura made it in a three way race at a time in MN history when everyone was digested.

And if Simmons is “preoccupied” maybe that is why the Connecticut’s GOP has been kicked around so much as of late.

It realty depends on what comes out of her mouth.

Or her Tea Pot.

And also what comes out on the WWF’s activities.

Never been a clean racket.

But it has seemed less phony than politics,

Because it was so obvious.

Which reminds me.

Will Sarah campaign for her?

Or better yet.

Will she replace the late, great “Fabulous Moola” on the circuit?

And bringing up steroids and stimulus payments and issues like is wrestling fake and when is a war record exaggerated in the same debate might be a priceless experience.

Kinda like a pay per view death cage match!

This will be tasty!

May 27, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Entertainment, Family, Manila @ PoliticalDog, Media, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Blumenthal will be the Connecticut Democrat nominee for the Senate race……McMahon leads for the GOP nomination….

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut like his counterpart in adjoining New York State is running as the democrat for higher office…..

It has been a very, very rough week for the man…..

Linda McMahon and the New York Times have been giving him body blows on some slips of the tongue he has made about his Military service…

Blumenthal served in the Marines as a Reservist*…but Did NOT  do combat service in Vietnam…..

There is now another question about his College swim team status……

The Convention was subdued…with members discussing the military issue at length….

But in the end Blumenthal got the nod…..

Meanwhile…on The Republican side….

Linda McMahon out polled  Rob Simmons ( A Vietnam Vet ) at the GOP Convention by 737 to 632 votes to become the lead GOP candidate for the senate spot….

Simmons has vowed to stay in the race until the primary….

We’ll see how that goes….McMahon has a boatload of money and sharp elbows…from wrestling…..

……..what should have been a raucous display of unbridled enthusiasm, given Mr. Blumenthal’s tireless glad-handing, favor-banking, and headline-grabbing in 20 years as attorney general, was complicated by a palpable sense of uneasiness.

Over cider doughnuts and fries before his speech, delegates and V.I.P.’s could be heard debating whether the damage to Mr. Blumenthal’s Mr. Clean reputation would be lasting and threatening or merely a speed bump on his road to victory.

A firestorm of criticism of Mr. Blumenthal, who has never faced such a test, was set off Monday night, when The New York Times reported that Mr. Blumenthal had sometimes claimed to have served in Vietnam. In fact, he received five deferments that allowed him to avoid the war and, among other things, travel abroad to study and work in the White House.

In the article in The Times, Mr. Blumenthal was quoted as telling an audience in Norwalk in 2008, “We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam.”

Mr. Blumenthal said he never intentionally misled the public about his military record, and stated that there were numerous occasions on which he accurately described having joined the Marine Corps Reserve and served stateside during the war.

Conventioneers seemed for the most part to have forgiven him. Bernard Kavaler of West Hartford, an employee of the state university system, insisted Mr. Blumenthal’s travails this week might have hurt him with “probably a handful of people,” but that “the people of Connecticut are well aware of the difference he’s made for this state.”

But Carolanne Curry, a delegate from Westport, said she had abstained from the roll-call vote because Mr. Blumenthal had passed up a “golden opportunity” to apologize. “People were ready to hear it,” she said, referring to his nationally televised news conference on Tuesday. “But to equivocate, and defend — it was just too much for me. What’s the matter with ‘I’m sorry’?”

“You don’t put yourself out there as the height of integrity and get yourself caught up in such self-deception,” she added. “It just will not work on the floor of the United States Senate.”

Also Friday night, Linda McMahon, a pro wrestling executive who has vowed to spend $50 million on her campaign if necessary, won the endorsement for Senate at the Republican convention, held nearby. She defeated Rob Simmons, a Vietnam veteran who served three terms in Congress. Ms. McMahon received 737 votes, to 632 for Mr. Simmons.

Mr. Simmons said he planned to stay in the race, as did a third candidate, the businessman and financial analyst Peter Schiff. The primary is Aug. 10.

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* The New York Times even in this piece does not acknowledge that Blumenthal did in fact serve in the military as a Marine Reservist…..What gives here?

Note…Millions of people lie on their resume’s…….I don’t think it’s right…..And guys that are Attorney General’s should get a bit taken out of them….but not necessarily lose their jobs…But they should be mindful of their predicament when applying the law during their duties……

May 22, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Fiction, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 6 Comments

CT. GOP Senate hopfulLinda McMahon admits helping the NY Times…. out Blumenthal's Vietnam Remarks…..

Can you believe this????

She comes clean on something that actually happens everyday…

Politicians planting stories (The White House leaks all the time )…

The only problem here is that she used the New Times to cut here opponent’s pool numbers….

The game is certainly dirty…..but the New York Times should know better…..

They should have at least been upfront about it……

Linda McMahon confirmed last night what was widely suspected: Her campaign assisted the New York Times in producing the article that has upended Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s Senate campaign.

Speaking to Fox News’s Sean Hannity, McMahon said her campaign “contributed some research” to the piece.

“[T]hey had initiated the story,” she said. “We contributed some research to the story for the New York Times but they initiated, they did the research, they did all the verification for it.”

She denied a “conspiracy,” repeating that “some of our research, I think, helped them later on after they broke the story.”

The Times has already taken heat for failing to acknowledge the main quote in their piece came from a speech in which Blumenthal later correctly described his service. (Though yesterday another quote surfaced in which Blumenthal said he “wore the uniform in Vietnam.”)

More……..

May 21, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 1 Comment

CT. GOP Senate hopfulLinda McMahon admits helping the NY Times…. out Blumenthal’s Vietnam Remarks…..

Can you believe this????

She comes clean on something that actually happens everyday…

Politicians planting stories (The White House leaks all the time )…

The only problem here is that she used the New Times to cut here opponent’s pool numbers….

The game is certainly dirty…..but the New York Times should know better…..

They should have at least been upfront about it……

Linda McMahon confirmed last night what was widely suspected: Her campaign assisted the New York Times in producing the article that has upended Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s Senate campaign.

Speaking to Fox News’s Sean Hannity, McMahon said her campaign “contributed some research” to the piece.

“[T]hey had initiated the story,” she said. “We contributed some research to the story for the New York Times but they initiated, they did the research, they did all the verification for it.”

She denied a “conspiracy,” repeating that “some of our research, I think, helped them later on after they broke the story.”

The Times has already taken heat for failing to acknowledge the main quote in their piece came from a speech in which Blumenthal later correctly described his service. (Though yesterday another quote surfaced in which Blumenthal said he “wore the uniform in Vietnam.”)

More……..

May 21, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , , | 1 Comment

AG Blumenthal in Connecticut is not campaigning too good……

The Dog has watched  Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s numbers drop from around 30% above the party insider Republican challenger  Simmons…….to 14% now.………enough to win..but no longer looking like a blow out…..

He’s till 26% ahead of the GOP challenger Linda McMahon…Who will….. in almost all likelihood be the GOP  choice to run against him…..

In a eerie Massachusetts’ senate race echo..The sure winner is not doing to good…..

Only Blumenthal has time to get better….

……We hope…..

Richard Blumenthal’s campaign for the Senate was supposed to be a glide. Nothing and no one could stop him.

As the Connecticut attorney general, Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat, had been sticking up for consumers and middle-class families for 20 years, with widely embraced crusades against easily demonized foes: pedophiles, used-car dealers, utility companies and, even here in the insurance capital of the world, insurers.

No politician in the state had anything close to Mr. Blumenthal’s popularity. So when he jumped into the race to succeed Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrats in Washington immediately crossed the seat off their list of ones to worry about.

But signs of trouble have quickly emerged.

Mr. Blumenthal flopped in his first televised debate against an obscure primary opponent, and he is ruling out any possibility of a rematch.

He appears almost incapable of offering concise answers to even the most predictable questions, like why he is running for the Senate.

And his reliance on prosecutorial parlance and legal arcana has raised unflattering comparisons to another attorney general in a Senate race who seemed a sure winner only to lose in spectacular fashion. Some Democrats are calling him “Martha Coakley in pants,” referring to the candidate who lost the Massachusetts Senate election in January.

“He’s getting into very much unscripted territory, which is not something he’s used to,” said Peter G. Kelly, a Hartford lawyer and Democratic elder statesman who once was the party’s national finance chairman.

Mr. Kelly said years of one-sided news conferences had left the attorney general unaccustomed to challenge.

“He’s got to be able to take attacks, deal with them appropriately and hand them back,” Mr. Kelly said. “He’s not really been tested at that.”

Nationally, Democrats still express confidence about holding on to the seat, and polls show that Mr. Blumenthal, 64, has a prohibitive lead against all comers.

But the Democrats admit to some nervousness, in part because of the Republican he is most likely to confront next fall: the professional-wrestling impresario Linda McMahon. She promises a campaign much like her brand of entertainment, with blunt, in-your-face, emotional appeals and attacks.

And Ms. McMahon has vowed to spend as much as $50 million, about five times what Mr. Blumenthal can muster.

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Note…..

One word of caution Blumenthal, Cuomo and other’s will not win by huge margin…..That very seldom happens to any politican…But Linda McMahon has said she’ll spend up to $50 million dollars on the seat……so Blumenthal better ‘get on his game’ soon…..

April 15, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates, Women | , , , | 5 Comments

Daniel…..Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal still cruising; Big surprise in the Republican Primary as McMahon surges ahead of Simmons acorrding to new Quinnipiac Survey….

Hi Dog!

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is still cruising to the Senate according to a new Quinnipiac University Survey in the Nutmeg State. What’s really a big, big surprise is that Q-Pac also now finds former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R-CT) has now toppled former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R-CT) by 10 Points. This is a 20-Point Swing in the last 2 months in favor of McMahon. Are these knuckleheads crazy? They can’t nominate McMahon. She’s simply not fit for the Job.

Quinnipiac University Survey

Connecticut Senate 2010

Democratic Primary

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal  81 %
Software Executive Merrick Alpert  6 %
Undecided  13 %

Republican Primary

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon  44 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons  34 %
Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff  9 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  12 %


General Election

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  62 %
Former U. S. Rep. Robert “Rob” Simmons (R)  26 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  10 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  61 %
Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon (R)  28 %
Others  1 %
Undecided  10 %

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)  64 %
Anti-Tax Activist Peter David Schiff (R)  21 %
Others  0 %
Undecided  13 %

Job Approvals

Senator Joseph I. Lieberman (I)

Approve  39 %
Disapprove  54 %
Not Sure  7 %

Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D)

Approve  35 %
Disapprove  58 %
Not Sure  7 %

President Barack Obama (D)

Approve  54 %
Disapprove  42 %
Not Sure  4 %

Major Candidates Websites:

http://www.richardblumenthal.com/
http://merrickforachange.com/
http://www.joinrobsimmons.com/
http://www.linda2010.com/
http://schiffforsenate.com/

Analysis:

Blumenthal will win this no doubt about it. What’s more troubling is that my Party could nominate someone with ZERO Experience (Linda McMahon)

Daniel G.

Daniel…Three reasons…..Money……Money…Money

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Family, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates | , , , , | 3 Comments

Linda McMahon, from co-founder of the WWE to U.S. Senate candidate……

Making her move: McMahon jokes with supporter Sabrina Janco at a gathering in Harwinton, Conn., last week. McMahon says she's willing to spend $50 million of her own money on the campaign.

The move from entertainment to the Congress isn’t to much of a stretch…he’s another example…..

Melissa Russell, a Republican voter in a silk American-flag scarf, interrupted her chat with U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon at the Fairview Farms Golf Club here earlier this month to bring up an old acquaintance.

“On a side note,” said Russell, 41, “when I was in high school, I met Sergeant Slaughter. He came out of a camouflage limo!”

McMahon dipped her head back and laughed. Sgt. Slaughter, the ’80s-era professional wrestling character, was known for dressing in fatigues and applying the “cobra clutch” hold on his Iranian archenemy, the Iron Sheik. He also wrestled for McMahon, whose entire business experience — her sole qualification for public office — has been built on the broad backs of muscle-men and -women in spandex.

A co-founder with her husband of the wildly successful World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), McMahon is willing to spend up to $50 million to fill the Senate seat opened by Chris Dodd’s retirement. First she has to get by former congressman Rob Simmons in the Republican primary, then the heavily favored Democratic state attorney general, Richard Blumenthal.

“I am an outsider,” McMahon, 61, said in an interview. “What I hear over and over and over again is, ‘We want somebody with real-life business experience.’ ”

“Real” is not the first word that leaps to mind when one thinks of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Koko B. Ware leaping off the top rope, or other grown men pretending to clothesline, body-slam and “suplex” the living daylights out of each other. And yet the roughly billion-dollar enterprise McMahon and her husband, Vince, built from scratch is very real, as is the WWE’s enduring popularity. “It’s the longest running weekly episodic program on television, longer than ‘Lassie’ or ‘Gunsmoke,’ ” she said.

McMahon, a remarkably polished and poised first-time candidate, is ready to embrace the serious success of the company and even the aura of scrappiness it lends her.

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February 22, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

Linda McMahon is trying to buy her way into the Senate from Connecticut……

This from Mydd.com….

She is a political novice seeking to unseat one of the most powerful Democrats in the United States Senate. But Linda McMahon does possess one big weapon: a vast personal fortune that she is already wielding to shake up the race.

Ms. McMahon has been saturating residents with television advertisements, pouring money into the campaigns of local elected officials and building a campaign organization that dwarfs its rivals.

The spending, roughly $5 million, more than 10 months before the election, has transformed Ms. McMahon, the former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, into a potent political force as she seeks the Republican nomination to challenge Senator Christopher J. Dodd.

The campaign of Ms. McMahon’s main rival in the Republican primary, former Representative Rob Simmons, has responded with a wave of attacks as he suddenly finds himself contending with a formidable opponent.

Even Democrats close to the Dodd campaign acknowledge concerns about facing Ms. McMahon in a general election, given the huge sums of money she has been willing to spend in the first few months of the race. Her campaign says she is prepared to spend at least $30 million to win the seat.

Wresling is her sport, huh?….we’ll see how she wrestles in the politcal arena……

It seems to have been very good to her pocketbook, also……

December 31, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Family, Government, Media, Politics, Women | , , | Leave a comment