Third Things

From Will Collier: Is “street money” dead in Philly?

Shocking, if true. And also potentially a hopeful sign for McCain. But take all this with a huge grain of salt.

UPDATE: But Will also found this item:

GOP Election Board members have been tossed out of polling stations in at least half a dozen polling stations in Philadelphia because of their party status.

A Pennsylvania judge previously ruled that court-appointed poll watchers could be NOT removed from their boards by an on-site election judge, but that is exactly what is happening, according to sources on the ground.

It is the duty of election board workers to monitor and guard the integrity of the voting process.

Denying access to the minority (in this case Republican) poll watchers and inspectors is a violation of Pennsylvania state law. Those who violate the law can be punished with a misdemeanor and subjected to a fine of $1,000 and sent to prison between one month and two years.

I said it a couple weeks ago on PJTV, and I’ll say it again here: This is the dirtiest campaign since Nixon ’72. The differences this time around are: Obama is actually breaking more laws than Nixon (although they’re by and large laws I disagree with) did, and the press is acting a Obama’s cheerleader instead of as an investigator.

Times change.