Goodenough Gismo

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    This is the classic children's book, Goodenough Gismo, by Richmond I. Kelsey, published in 1948. Nearly unavailable in libraries and the collector's market, it is posted here with love as an "orphan work" so that it may be seen and appreciated -- and perhaps even republished, as it deserves to be. After you read this book, it won't surprise you to learn that Richmond Irwin Kelsey (1905-1987) was an accomplished artist, or that as Dick Kelsey, he was one of the great Disney art directors, breaking your heart with "Pinocchio," "Dumbo," and "Bambi."

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I'd like to point out that the person who runs that site fails to tell people that EVERY SINGLE ONE of the outrageous ethics complaints have been dismissed by the ethis panel in Arkansas...and that the new Democratic governor has said that the gov's office has every right to use the state police airplane. Etc. Etc.


Thanks. I didn't know but I kinda figured. The website itself looked sleazy and dishonest.

Ruth Anne

The only problem with your theory is that Republicans have not selected a non-frontrunner candidate since Wendell Wilkie in 1940. Dems will pick a dark horse occasionally [Carter, Clinton], but Republicans never do these days. We're limited to McCain, Giuliani, or Romney, the three front-runners.


Yeah, Ruth Anne, but it's early. Even in a horserace, the frontrunners at the first turn are not necessarily finishers.


My point is that Huckabee is the candidate who would probably be very acceptable to the Christian Right (unlike Giuliani who's pro-choice and pro-gay rights and Romney who used to be and is Mormon to boot), yet, unlike Brownback, could also be acceptable to the rest of the party -- and maybe even some independents.


Now all he needs is publicity. Amba, maybe you should become his publicist- lol!

I haven't even thought too much about who i'll root and vote for- i'm not that impressed that McCain decided to stump in Iowa(i think it is)as opposed to going back to DC to vote on the Resolution that opens the door to- more stall than resolve. ~sigh~

Ruth Anne

Everything's earlier these days. The first primary is the dollar primary and Huckabee is sucking wind. If California moves itself up to being right after Iowa and New Hampshire, it's all over for Gov. Mike. There are 50+ TV markets in that state and you have to buy time in ALL of them to be competitive. So if you don't have the dollars EARLY, you don't have a chance on the second turn.

Kevin Tracy

I can't believe I missed this post earlier. I credited the "front-runner" status to something I call "California Republican Syndrome" in which Republican voters compromise their values for the best chance.

I refer to the Arnold v. McClintock battle in the 2003 Recall of former Governor "Rolling Grey-Outs" Davis.

McClintock was a conservative and widely liked by the Republican voters, but they voted for the moderate Arnold instead figuring he had the best chance to win. As it turns out, polling after the election revealed that if every McClintock Republican voted for McClintock, he would have won the race and been governor.

I fear that's what's going on with Rudy's popularity. What America doesn't remember is that there was a Clinton v. Rudy Senate Race back in 2000. Not only did the Clinton Dirt Machine already pick up all it's dirt on Giuliani, but she was beating him in the polls too.

If he gets the GOP nod, he's going to run a campaign like Bush's in 2004 - "Vote for me, she'll lose the war on terror." And I don't think Americans are going to fall for that again. Giuliani is NOT electable come 2008.

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