Daily Archives: August 30, 2010

A Short Season for Michael Tucker (1958 -2010) by Gregory Hilton

My fondest memories of Michael involve our complete agreement on political issues, Sunday polo matches, the Potomac Club, Gold Cup races, Mardi Gras, and many election night parties. He was kindhearted and I was often a recipient of his generosity.


My friend John Michael Tucker passed away at 5:30 am on Saturday morning. He was 52 and died of hepatic encephalopathy, or swelling of the brain due to liver failure. We were only casual acquaintances but we had many things in common and I will miss him. He was always a joy and a pleasure to be around. Continue reading

Gallup: GOP Has Largest Lead in History

Gallup: “Republicans have a 51% to 41% lead which is the largest so far this year. The GOP leads of 6, 7, and 10 points this month are all higher than any previous Republican advantage in Gallup’s history which dates to 1942. The previous high was 5% in 2002 and 1994. Elections in both of these years resulted in significant Republican gains in House seats.”
‎”Of the 50 House races deemed to be the most significant, 46 of them are held by Democrats. That doesn’t bode especially well for their attempt to retain control of the House; a net loss of 39 seats and Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) becomes the next speaker.”