• The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that automaker GM – which now stands for “Government Motors” thanks to the Harry Reid/Barack Obama takeover/bailout – “posted a $4.3 billion loss for the second half of 2009, in the first official accounting of the auto maker’s balance sheet since the company emerged from bankruptcy protection.”
• And we’re supposed to trust these same people to run our health care industry?
• UNLV’s College Republicans have endorsed Mike Montandon in the Republican gubernatorial primary and Sue Lowden in the Republican U.S. Senate primary. That’s quite an embarrassing blow to fellow U.S. Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian, whose entire viability in the race is pretty much based upon his beloved famous father’s legendary basketball coaching career at the university.
• The Washington Post’s Ben Pershing was asked in a web chat yesterday (Hat tip: Ralston Flash) if it would help Harry Reid’s re-election chances if Sen. John Ensign gets himself indicted. Pershing responded, “I suppose it could — Ensign certainly isn’t doing Republicans any favors out there.”
• No, sh- -, er sugar, Sherlock. And yet, Nevada Republican leaders, who apparently harbor a major league political death wish, refuse to call on Ensign to vamoose, skedaddle and hit the road, Jack. Shame on them. GOP candidates, grassroots activists, volunteers, donors and voters deserve better than the screwing Ensign’s giving the party right now.
• And finally, my 10-year-old daughter/chaperone Kristen and I are heading to the Big Easy tomorrow morning to attend the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, so NN&V and Muth’s Truths reports might be a bit skimpy for the next few days.
• However, we DO have “Candid Candidate” interviews lined up to publish over the next four days with GOP congressional candidates Michelle Fiore and Craig Lake, as well as GOP gubernatorial candidates Jim Gibbons and Brian Sandoval. So be on the lookout for those.
• Who dat!