"The last time we saw a tie this green, it was on a leprechaun: The only thing missing on Boehner's versions are small, embroidered dollar signs."
Democrats love to dream that the "tea party" - in all its inconvenient truth - will suffer a "Sarah Palin meltdown," to use this week's partisan patois of choice. Well, dream on.
Nearly 100 bright, young conservative students from universities and colleges across the country gathered at the elegant "Great Elm" family estate of William F. Buckley Jr. in Sharon, Conn. on Sept. 10 and 11, 1960, to challenge America's leftist lurch and turn its political compass to the right.
Five of her people won. Indeed, Sarah Palin must relish the outcome of Tuesday's primaries, a fitting comeback to critics who claimed the power of her political endorsements had waned, and her Mama Grizzly claws had grown dull.
With several seasoned politicians seeking the Libertarian presidential nod, members of the nation's largest third party are hoping to fill the void among voters disgusted with Republicans and Democrats.
President Bush will campaign next week with Sen. John McCain, lending his considerable fundraising prowess but also potentially extending his cloud of low approval ratings to the man who is succeeding him as leader of the Republican Party.