Flotsam & Jetsam
The count is now up to 15 states - including Texas - that have moved or will be moving up to a week behind New Hampshire in the primary process.
Why can’t politicians adopt the physician’s motto: “First do no harm”?
Next time you hear Transportation Commissioner Carol Murray being interviewed, try counting the number of times she begins her answers with the phrase, “Quite frankly.”
Jeb Bradley’s head must have been spinning like Linda Blair’s in “The Exorcist” while trying to find the words to squirm his way out of opposition to private Social Security accounts.
No, Stan Arnold was not on steroids when he came up with state revenue projections - the numbers should be tested, however.
Listening to State Dem chief Kathy Sullivan praise Governor Lynch’s budget plan, you’d think it actually added up and didn’t look like the fraternal twin of a Craig Benson-authored budget.
The sailing might not be as clear as supporters had hoped for the highly touted SB 110 compromise.
They said it... “It strikes me as implausible.” — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on speculation that he may run for president. Something folks in the red states and blue states may actually agree on. “The data coming out of that department has always been suspect. They have a track record of inaccuracies.” - State Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, after learning about a $1.2 million miscalculation in the way the Department of Education distributed school aid. Now he tells us. “I think she’s got two chances — slim and none.” - Executive Councilor Peter Spaulding on the possibility that Pam Smart, convicted of convincing her teenage lover and his friends to kill her husband, will receive the pardon she’s seeking from the governor and council. “They hate me in New Hampshire.” - Pam Smart, sharp as ever, as quoted in a Portsmouth Herald interview. “How can you make a case for a four-year term for the previous occupant?” - A skeptical Keene Democratic Rep. Chuck Weed to the sponsor of a bill that would expand the term of governor from two years to four. “There’s no reason a working American should have to pay for that type of drug if, for example, Bill Gates needs it when he retires.” - U.S. Sen. Judd Gregg gets his dander up over a call for Medicare to pay for anti-impotence drugs like Viagra and Cialis.