Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Sen. Jim Talent finally gets around to his reelection campaign this week. The Republican politician makes his first announcement at 8:30 a.m. Friday -- not in St. Louis, but in Springfield, land of the governor's crib. The obvious suck-up escapes no one.

KYTV's political blog has the sked:
Friday June 2
8:30 am Springfield
11:00 am Joplin
1:30 pm Kansas City
4:30 pm Columbia

Saturday June 3
9:00 am St. Louis
11:15 am Cape Girardeau
2:30 pm St. Joseph
6:00 pm Hannibal
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in its political blog, notes that "Talent’s events are primarily slated to be held in hotel ballrooms." Talent keeps out the riff-raff (and probable protestors) while tossing a bone to his business-loving base. Smart politics, stupid strategy.


Anonymous said...

half page ad in today's newsleader about the event also.

Anonymous said...

"Governor's crib": good allusion to the fact that our governor is little more than a youngster himself, and governs like one...

Anonymous said...

Prediction...Talent wins and sw missouri democrats continue the long cold winter as the cubs fans of politics.

Anonymous said...

That's a great analogy, except in this case the other team is doing damage to the game instead of winning pennants...