Dreaming of a Nay vote!
With the news that Mary Jo’s killer was returning home to his sickbed, all we need to do is one more no vote. Presuming of course that Harry tReidson cannot convince another Republican to vote for this horrible bill. And the news that Sen Gregg has come back to the Senate increasing the pressure on the three stooges (Snowe, Specter and Collins, I have a | Read More »
A helpful suggestion and a question for the President.
Since he’s apparently having quite the problem with filling the position, what with the pay-for-play and the lack of vetting and the clumsy attempts at looked-good-on-paper political stratagems. Anyway, here’s the suggestion: Why don’t you just abolish the Commerce Department? After all, your last pick thought that it was a good idea, and you thought his judgment was sound, right? I mean, I’d hate to | Read More »
Breaking: Gregg is OUT! And another one bites the dust
He cites irreconcileable differences. (In the Obama land of romance, you don’t just withdraw, you get divorced!)
UPDATED: Is the Obama census grab unconstitutional? Obama to cook books on census?
Cross posted to The Political Class. UPDATE: Midwesterner at Samizdata.net doesn’t think so, and the argument is persuasive: From reading through Title 13, Chapter 1 it appears obvious to me that the POTUS has no role in the census whatsoever beyond, with Senate approval, selecting the Secretary of Commerce and, also with Senate approval, selecting the Director of the Census who ” shall perform such | Read More »
The President always wanted to re-evaluate the census process?
No, I’m quite serious: since when? This is all part of this little article (Glenn Reynolds summed it up perfectly, by the way) about Sen. Gregg’s real value to this administration: MANCHESTER – Sen. Judd Gregg yesterday declined all comment on reports that the White House will strip him of his authority over the federal Census Bureau even before he becomes Secretary of Commerce. Gregg | Read More »
Did we think Gregg would help make the 2010 census fair? Think again!
Does it get any more convenient than this? Obama gets rid of a sitting (R) Senator, and then takes away the one most positive thing he could do. What a deal! The director of the Census Bureau will report directly to the White House and not the secretary of Commerce, according to a senior White House official. The decision came after black and Hispanic leaders | Read More »
CBC preparing to oppose Obama over Gregg?
Glenn Thrush has a statement from CBC Chair Rep. Barbara Lee that certainly sounds like they’re reserving the option: “In this light, Sen. Gregg’s record of previously voting to abolish the Commerce Department and his attempts to block President Bill Clinton’s efforts to secure adequate funding for the 2000 census raise troubling concerns regarding his commitment to the department’s core missions. We may know more | Read More »
A Letter to (soon-to-be former) Senator Judd Gregg.
I emailed the following letter to Senator Gregg a few minutes ago. I expect to hear back from him sometime in March. I don’t know what year. Dear Senator Gregg: We ask you to please reconsider your decision to abdicate your seat in the US Senate in favor of a far less significant position in the Obama Cabinet. There are several reasons you should reverse | Read More »