Friday, March 23, 2007

About those role models of yours, Joel ...

Proud to be Canadian Joel Johannesen lets us in on one of the secrets of his success:

Among my plethora of email subscriptions, I subscribe to Dick Morris’ email letter. It almost always contains interesting information and political strategy dissections.

Morris ... Morris ... oh, right ... that Dick Morris:

FOX News contributor Dick Morris has another blot on his record besides toe sucking and poor prognosticating: He's also a tax delinquent. According to, Morris owes over $280,000 and has been on the state's list of 100 top tax delinquents for years.

Excuse me? Toe sucking? Oh, yeah, it's all coming back to me now:

A lawyer for an indicted D.C. madam is trying to drag conservative TV commentator Dick Morris into a juicy case that may involve thousands of former "clients," including some potentially prominent names. Morris, of course, is the one-time Clinton campaign advisor (until his toe-sucking sessions with a professional call girl were revealed).

Though Morris had admitted publicly that he hired prostitutes from more than one agency, it's unclear whether he has any connection to Pamela Martin and Associates, the call-girl agency run by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who is charged with federal racketeering and money laundering.

Damn. I'd completely forgotten about the hookers.

P.S. Ah, yes ... Dick Morris' "interesting information and political strategy dissections." Like, um, this one:

Since [Jeanine] Pirro is pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-affirmative action, pro-gay civil unions and pro-immigration, Hillary cannot use any of her trusty hot-button issues to dismiss her. And, as a woman, Pirro is in an excellent position to challenge Hillary on all of her core issues...

Armed with the doubts of New Yorkers about Hillary’s fealty and protected by her social liberalism, Pirro will make a very effective challenger. She will almost certainly make the race closer than the 12 points that separated Hillary from her 2000 Republican challenger, Rep. Rick Lazio. And Pirro will make her work hard and spend tens of millions of dollars.

Refresh my memory, Dick ... how exactly did that turn out? Oh, right:

After weeks of pressure from her own party to drop out, Republican Jeanine Pirro abandoned her struggling campaign to unseat Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and announced Wednesday that she will run for New York attorney general instead.

There's a reason you get 341,000 hits when you Google on "Dick Morris" and "wrong."

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