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Tweets of the Week

Larry J. Sabato, Director, U.Va. Center for Politics September 10th, 2009


The Crystal Ball’s Tweets of the Week is a look back at the highlights of the past week in politics in snippets of 140 characters or less. To get this analysis as soon as news breaks, follow University of Virginia Center for Politics Director, and Crystal Ball founder, Larry Sabato on Twitter by clicking here.

9:14 PM Sep 3rd: Curt Schilling is most unlikely to be elected MA senator. Waving the bloody sock is not enough.

9:24 PM Sep 3rd:In new book, Ted accuses Carter of timidity. Actually, Carter was as liberal as a D POTUS could have gotten away with from ’77-’81.

4:40 PM Sep 6th: Endings and beginnings: 108 yrs ago, nation was shocked when anarchist shot Pres. McKinley in Buffalo. TR took oath 8 days later.

4:47 PM Sep 6th: Labor Day used to be the firing gun for the general election campaigns. And it still is–as long as you mean the 2010 elections.

2:55 PM Sep 7th: Joe Kennedy is out of MA SEN. This opens the floodgates to candidates. Chances seem good that no Kennedy will be elected to the seat.

2:58 PM Sep 7th: We ought to be wary of dynasty in a democracy, whether the coat of arms is Kennedy, Bush, Clinton, or any other famous family.

12:24 PM Sep 8th: After all the hoo-rah over Obama’s schools speech, it was 100 percent innocuous and constructive. Health care is worth the debate. Was this? Nope.

12:49 PM Sep 8th: A mature society knows the difference between a debate worth having and one that just spins wheels and gives demagogues a platform.

2:28 PM Sep 8th: 35 yrs ago today I was driving to my 1st day of grad school at Princeton, and a bulletin came on the radio: Pres. Ford had pardoned Nixon.

3:11 PM Sep 9th: Most MA voters miss Ted K, but what better tonic than rough-and-tumble races for GOV and SEN in ’09-’10?