Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday's throwdowns

Once again, Republicans and average Americans refuse to listen to the media elites who immediately declared her latest move a failure and the end of her career:
"You betcha Sarah Palin is still a viable presidential candidate! Even though the governor of Alaska dropped the bombshell last week that she was leaving her post, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds that her support among Republicans is still strong. In fact, her resignation seems to have even slightly boosted her among GOP constituents.
According to the nationwide poll, close to 67% of Republicans want Palin to be "a major national political figure" in the future. And 71% of them say they would likely vote for her if she ran for president in 2012."
And by the way, while Palin is gaining, President Obama is sinking a bit:
"In Ohio, where unemployment is above 10 percent and where Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will visit on Thursday, Mr. Obama’s popularity has dropped sharply. In a poll by Quinnipiac University earlier this week, 48 percent of respondents said they disapproved of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, while 46 percent approved, down 11 percentage points since May."

Interesting--despite a recent lull and all the Iranian regime's threats, demonstrations in Iran flare up again. Ahmadinejad and co. can't be happy.

BASEBALL DIARY: again, decent news from the ball diamonds last night. The Tigers, thanks to an excellent start by rookie Luke French, beat Kansas City and Zach Greinke 3-1. That's two wins in a row; they've got to keep it going.
But the Cubs again struggled to score, losing 4-1 to Atlanta. The Cubs have averaged scoring only 3.4 runs per game over their past 50 games--that just won't get it done.
And then there's the Texas Rangers, who win yet another series from the LA Angels of Anaheim--the Rangers are 7-2 against the Angels so far this year--and get 3 home runs from Andruw Jones as they thump LA, 8-1. The Rangers are again alone in first place in the AL West. Vincente Padilla pitched another solid game. Can the Rangers keep this up?