crossposted from A Raw Dole.
UPDATE: Just how bad is the reaction going to be to Liddy Dole's failures? Well, let's hear what the most partisan man in Washington had to say.
“The president called and said jokingly, ‘I wish you were on my team,’ ” recalled Mr. Schumer, the head of the campaign committee for Senate Democrats. “So that was nice.”
Joking my ass, the President also said that Karl Rove read more books during the election than he did because he (Bush) "[must have been working harder than Rove during the election]". There were snippy comments to be found if you look, the President is pissed and even Turd-Blossom is catching heat, don't think that the Red Cross Bandit won't catch heat and lose support.
Here is an unabashed butt-kissing from North Carolina, in a South Carolina webpage.
RALEIGH, N.C. - For North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole, it's back to the day job after a troubled tour as chief of the Senate Republican campaign committee in what she called a tough election cycle for the GOP.
She had that right. ...The Democrats needed six takeovers to wrest Senate control from the Republicans, a reversal Dole insisted all campaign long would not happen.
Uhmm, fella, don't look now but we're winning those two seats.
Some politicians think Dole's mistakes as Senate campaign chair made a tough national campaign even tougher on Republicans.
Perhaps, but it won't make any difference in Dole's own campaign, as she begins raising money and rallying supporters for the 2008 election, when she will be up for a second term in the Senate.
Dole, 70, already is at work on re-election. "I'm raising those funds," Dole said Tuesday night. On election eve she campaigned for a North Carolina Republican, Rep. Robin Hayes, and there was a message in the geography: Dole was tending to political business at home.
At this point, there are no promising Democratic challengers for Dole's seat in 2008. Gov. Mike Easley, who will be ending his second and final term, has said he is not interested in running for the Senate.
Might I suggest the man on the right?
Recruiting candidates, raising funds and deciding where and how the money can best be spent are the jobs of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC has a staff of about 70 in election years.
And, Liddy blew it. Bigtime.
So, the gauntlet is down. Liddy wants to run, even if it means a Katherine Harris-like divorce from the rest of her party. Is a coincidence that these two women, who are hated by their party for costing them Senate seats both look like the postergirls for bad plastic surgery?
Liddy - please consider your ass toast.