Should Hillary Clinton Get a Restraining Order Against Republicans?

Hillary Clinton has zero political relevance. But, in a certain election in Ohio where five THOUSAND ads have been run this year mentioning her name, you would think she carried great weight.

In total, nearly 13,000 TV commercials Jan. 1 through April 24 mentioned or showed a photo of Clinton, according to data compiled for the USA TODAY NETWORK by Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group.

Source: USA Today

I mean, what?

The race, specifically, that can not leave Hillary alone is the GOP primary for Ohio Governor. Could you imagine living in Ohio right now? The only thing you can get on TV right now is LeBron James and Hillary Clinton. Poor Baker Mayfield, really.

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Legend Who Once Threw a Shoe at George W. Bush is Running For Parliament in Iraq

We are not the biggest purveyors of fine art around these parts, and therefore, our coverage of former President George W. Bush suffers. But, it’s always good to give him a shout out, especially in these fantastic days where a current President makes a President who went to war on false pretenses look like a swell dude.

In any event, one man who had some disagreements with Dubya and expressed them with throwing his shoe at Bush, who took the moment in stride (his charm), is trying to step into the political game in Iraq.

Muntazar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at former President George W. Bush in 2008, is running for parliament in Baghdad, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday.

Source: TheHill, and not BuzzFeed

So, it turns out the shoe thing was frowned upon and al-Zaidi did 9 months in the can, got out, and left for a while. Now, he’s back. This is basically a Disney movie plot waiting to go down.

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Is It Bad to Only Give Access to Dudes Who Give You Cash?

The Washington Post ran a story today that will surely lead to a Trump tweet about how the paper is failing for fake news such as this particular story. The headline: “Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s rumored next chief of staff, admits he sold access to lobbyists while in Congress.”

Wait, doesn’t this guy have a Chief of Staff? And, we are already talking about the replacement?

Mick Mulvaney, the head of the White House Office of Management and Budget and the interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, made a rather striking admission Tuesday. He told a conference of bankers that as a congressman he granted meetings only to lobbyists who had contributed to his campaigns.

Source: The Washington Post

Is that wrong? Mick Mulvaney asks at his confirmation hearing, in his best George Costanza impersonation. Maybe, maybe not. But, regardless, it’s a bad look.

The thing I love the most about this article was that it later stated, “Mulvaney has displayed a tendency for saying things he perhaps shouldn’t.” Which is the exact thing that Trump is looking for in an employee. Who cares if you should say it. Just say it and see what happens.

And, it always seems to work out for those guys in the end somehow.

Even a Dozen Houses Won’t Bypass a GOP Primary These Days

Mitt Romney, owner of many houses and failed Presidential bids, announced earlier this year that he was going to become a Senator in Utah.

On Saturday, however, Utah Republicans announced that they had other ideas.

West Valley, Utah (CNN) Mitt Romney did not win the Utah Republican Party’s nomination on Saturday, meaning he must compete in a June primary election as he seeks to replace retiring US Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Makes you wonder if Mitt will even stick around for the Primary.

I mean, why should he? He’s political royalty and given both his willingness to talk out against Trump and his willingness to cater to Trump’s desires, Mitt was the ideal candidate that anyone in the GOP could look to. A primary for Mitt? It all sounds so unnecessary and beneath the guy.

Surely, Mitt will spin this as having “two fine candidates”, but, on the inside, he has to be reeling a bit. Mitt is gracing Utah with his presence. He could run in half a dozen other states he likely meets the residency requirements on, but, he chose YOU Utah.

Stop fawning over Donovan Mitchell and spread the love around.

Should 7 Year Olds Have The Power to Vote?

I saw a new Twitter account Sunday morning: TheTinyDiplomat. Immediately, I rolled my eyes as my first instinct was to expect a parody account where Trump’s hands practice diplomacy.

However, it is the account of 7-year-old Havana Edwards. A First Grader in the Washington, D.C. area who participated in a school walkout on April 20th by rocking a NASA orange suit, which may lead a skeptic to think this is all simply a viral marketing ploy for the 20th anniversary of the film Armageddon this summer.

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