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Nancy Pelosi better not ask who’s “funding” them. New York construction workers maybe spell the end of the Ground Zero mosque: “A growing number of New York construction workers are vowing not to work on the mosque planned near Ground Zero. ‘It’s a very touchy thing because they want to do this on sacred ground,’ said Dave Kaiser, 38, a blaster. … ‘I wouldn’t work there, especially after I found out about what the imam said about U.S. policy being responsible for 9/11,’ Kaiser said.”

Democrats better not count any Blue state as safe: “The first KING 5 [Washington] Senate poll for the 2010 general election shows Republican Dino Rossi is actually ahead of Democratic incumbent Patty Murray, 52% to 45%.”

No better assessment of the prospect for a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal than this, from Thomas Lippman: “The likelihood that these talks, or any other, will produce some definitive agreement is between zero and infinitesimal.”

Isn’t it generally better to object before they release the mass murderer? “The Obama administration asked Friday that the only person convicted for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 be returned to a Scottish prison. John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, told reporters accompanying the vacationing leader that the U.S. has ‘expressed our strong conviction’ to Scottish officials that Abdel Baset Al-Megrahi should not remain free. The comments came on the first anniversary of Al-Megrahi’s release.” With this administration, you really don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Blanche Lincoln better not be waiting for help from the DNC or the White House; she’s a lost cause: “Support for incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has now fallen to its lowest level yet as Republican John Boozman remains on track to shift Arkansas’ Senate seat to the GOP column. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman capturing 65% of the vote, while Lincoln earns 27% support.” That’s a record low approval rating for an incumbent, in case you are wondering.

The left better not be banking on support from the Bush team on the Ground Zero mosque debacle. Karen Hughes: “The national debate about building a mosque near Ground Zero in New York is less about our freedom of religion than about the common sense and uncommon courtesy sometimes required to come together as Americans.” She’s with Howard Dean and Harry Reid in asking Imam Rauf to move his mosque, you know, if it’s all about reconciliation.

Better not let Eugene Robinson know, but his colleague Chris Cillizza declares, “President Obama, you finally — and definitely — had the Worst Week in Washington.”

Better have a Kleenex ready before reading this by a West Point cadet.



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