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Local incumbents: Despite rampant voter dissatisfaction and prevalent anti-incumbent sentiments throughout the nation, local politicians escaped mostly unscathed in Tuesday’s primary elections.

 

Glenn Beck’s publicist: Beck’s much-maligned/praised decision to hold his “”Restoring Honor”” rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “”I Have a Dream”” speech has receivedconsistent media plug since it was announced several months ago. Love him or hate him, Glenn Beck knows how to sell Glenn Beck.  

 

The Blagojevichs: Rod Blagojevich, the embattled former Illinois governor accused of trying to sell President Obama’s old Senate seat, escaped conviction on 23 of the 24 federal charges brought against him Aug. 17. He will be retried in 2011. His brother, Robert, had all charges against him dismissed. And the Vich get richer.

 

 

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Omelettes: As a national salmonella outbreak has made thousands of Americans regret their Egg McMuffins a little more than usual, we can all take solace in the fact that we’re closing in on who to blame for Egg-gate 2010.  The Food and Drug Administration has traced the origin of the outbreak to tainted feed given to chickens in Iowa.

 

American Airlines: The Federal Aviation Administration “”suggested”” a $24.2 million civic penalty for the airline as penance for allowing thousands of planes with potentially faulty landing gear to fly in defiance of federal regulations in 2008. That’s all well and good, but who do I talk to about those lines? Am I right?

 

Voter turnout: Only 25 percent of eligible Arizona voters took part in this week’s primaries. This is consistent with the 2006 and 2008 primaries, which saw a 23 and 25 percent turnout, respectively.

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