While filling in for K.O. on Countdown, my girl Rachel Maddow talks about the floppest party in town, the RNC. When 10 out of the 49 Republican senators are finding other things to do, your party might just be in some trouble. Hell, I don’t blame Chuck Hagel and co. I mean who the hell would take a “Texas honky-tonk night” (the word choice belongs to the NY Times, not me) over a straight-up jam headlined by Kanye West?

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/11/checking-out-the-parties-parties/?scp=7&sq=republican%20convention&st=cse

In fact, I swear I saw one of those senators in that “Be Kanye” commercial for Absolut vodka…

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