Break out the mariachi band. This from Politico.com:
Former CNN host Lou Dobbs fueled already rampant speculation about his political future Monday, sending the clearest signals yet that he’s mulling a bid for president—and leaving third-party political operatives salivating over the possibility of a celebrity recruit for the 2012 campaign.
Less than two weeks after announcing his departure from the cable network—and following a series of interviews in which Dobbs encouraged speculation about his political plans—the anchorman known to fans as “Mr. Independent” finally made his presidential ambitions explicit on former Sen. Fred Thompson’s radio show Monday.
Asked if he might make a run at the White House in 2012, Dobbs answered flatly: “Yes is the answer.”
“I’m going to be talking some more with some folks who want me to listen in the next few weeks,” Dobbs told Thompson. “Right now I’m fortunate to have a number of wonderful options.”
The story behind the video shot by state Rep. Ralph Long, of a man pilfering Mary Norwood signs and delivering them to a Kasim Reed field office, devolved into a he-said, she-said affair on Monday.
This was what WXIA finally aired last night:
Long, a Norwood supporter, says he caught the Reed campaign paying for the signs, but the video doesn’t show an exchange.
The Rev. Mitzi Bickers, a Reed supporter, was on the video – and later said that the sign-stealer told her “he was paid by Rep. Ralph Long. We escorted him off the property.” She says it was a set up, in other words.
Long denies hiring the fellow, and has offered to strap himself to a lie detector. He’s challenged Bickers to do the same. But polygraph machines are hard to come by 48 hours before Thanksgiving.
What’s clear is that, as one wag e-mailed us, somebody needs to make sure that dues to the Screen Actors Guild are paid up. We’re just not in a position to say who.
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