Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Did McCain Violate McCain Feingold In West Virginia?

Are McCain and Huckabee cutting backroom deals in West Virginia to ensure McCain's victory in the Republican presidential primary? What's McCain promising Huckabee for the dirty work is a question that should be asked, but a better question may be what is Huckabee asking for? Whatever it is, it probably is not in the part of the Bible that is teaching good.

Romney camp accuses McCain, Huckabee of shady West Virginia deal

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s campaign accused Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee of “a backroom deal” that gave the early Super Tuesday win in West Virginia to Huckabee.

Romney, who addressed the state GOP convention in person Tuesday, comfortably led the first ballot at the convention, leading to a three-way second ballot contest between the three contenders.

By working together these two campaigns have co-mingled efforts which means they have co-mingled campaign money. Isn't that against the law, not party rules, but against the laws that McCain stamped his name on to make people forget the Keating Five scandel?

I think Mr. Religiousity and Mr. Hero are neither. Shame on both.

Leave the backroom deals to the Clintons.

We Actually Pay For Intellectual Stupidity Everyday

Smokers and the obese cheaper to care for, study shows

Preventing obesity and smoking can save lives, but it does not save money, according to a new report.

It costs more to care for healthy people who live years longer, according to a Dutch study that counters the common perception that preventing obesity would save governments millions of dollars.

"It was a small surprise," said Pieter van Baal, an economist at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands, who led the study. "But it also makes sense. If you live longer, then you cost the health system more."

In a paper published online Monday in the Public Library of Science Medicine journal, Dutch researchers found that the health costs of thin and healthy people in adulthood are more expensive than those of either fat people or smokers.