Lou Reed for Senate?
I’m torn. …once you allow for the fact that fame is an important qualifier in determining a Senate appointment, it opens all sorts of doors that were previously shut, barricaded, and under 24-hour armed guard. Which is why I’m officially calling for Gov. David Paterson to name Lou Reed as the next junior Senator from New York. The former lead singer/songwriter of the Velvet Underground | Read More »
Ready for Another Helping of McCain-Feingold?
Did the headline put your stomach in knots? I thought so. But after McCain-Feingold (I), McCain-Lieberman, and McCain-Kennedy, it was inevitable that eventually Senator McCain would engage in a bipartisan reform effort that would make conservatives happy, right? Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) are putting their band of reformers back together and hitting the halls of Capitol Hill in pursuit of their | Read More »
ILGOP Launches FriendsofBlago.com
The Illinois Republican Party is getting aggressive when it comes to the Senate selection in Illinois, and they have a great point: the whole structure of Democratic alliances in Illinois make any appointment by either the Governor or the Lt. Governor suspect. As the ILGOP notes: Today FriendsofBlago.com unveiled the tainted connection Lt. Governor Pat Quinn has to Rod Blagojevich. In 2006, Pat Quinn said | Read More »
Will Al Franken actually become a U.S. Senator?
[NOTE: I wrote this story, but Brian beat me to the front page report. I offer it here as a diary, something of a diversion.] Raise a stein for Franken! The Minnesota Board of Canvassers has voted unanimously to suggest that county boards to count all ballots which Norm Coleman tried to have thrown out as inconclusive to which comedian Al Franken replied, Nuh-huh!” Ballgame | Read More »
The GOP in the US Senate did a good job
last night when they stymied the union bailout bill cordially known as the Auto Bailout bill. As many well thought out front page diarists have already pointed out, Francis Cianfrocca most notably, we will do this over again in January when the Democrats control everything. With this defeat, perhaps the remaining GOP senators have learned their collective lesson from the demise of so many | Read More »
Bailout Fails in Senate
Major victory!! It is needless to say that I am pleased with this outcome; however, nowhere, NOWHERE, have I heard or read where the bailout failed because it is unconstitutional! Surely, I am not the only one that has noticed this? Are there any senators that voted against the bill due to the fact that it’s a socialist measure?? If so, I haven’t heard any | Read More »
Senate Debate NOW on Car Bailout
So apparently they are thinking that maybe a Senate vote on this can happen tonight. They are in the middle of a quorum call. Dingy Harry spoke earlier and urged a bailout. He said that times are tough and that Congress shouldn’t “pile on” by not approving a bailout. What a load of crock. Congress had no problem “piling on” with onerous regulations and taxes | Read More »
Call Your Senator at 202-224-3121. Tell Him to Vote No on the Bailout.
The House of Representatives passed the bailout bill last night. the United States Senate will now consider it. Call your Senator at 202-224-3121 and urge him to vote no. Call for your friends and get your friends to do the same thing. PS – Thanks for all the kind words about Gunnar. Mother and child are doing well.
Jesse Jackson Jr., outed as ‘senate candidate #5′
ABC News reports Chicago Democrat Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., is the anonymous “Senate Candidate #5″ whose emissaries Governor Blagojevich reportedly claimed offered up to a million dollars to name him to the U.S. Senate: According to the FBI affidavit in the case, Blagojevich “stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided ROD BLAGOJEVICH” with something “tangible up front.” | Read More »
Blagojevich Arrest Disrupts Appointment to Obama’s Seat
Just in case you haven’t heard Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (DEMOCRAT) was arrested this morning on a host of charges which includes shopping President-Elect Obama’s Senate Seat to the highest bidder. One would think that common sense deems that a man arrested for shopping a Senate seat would not get to name a person to that Senate seat. However, it appears that Governor Blagojevich will still make | Read More »
Fran Drescher For US Senate
Hey, why not, at least she really is a New Yorker, accent and all. New York Magazine tells us Fran Drescher wants Hillary’s seat; http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/52766/ She has more life experience than Caroline Kennedy and she certainly knows how to get down with the folks because she is one of them. Plus, Drescher has had to actually work for a living and earn her position | Read More »
In Support of Jeb Bush for the United States Senate
On Friday, when we first gave voice to the idea of Jeb Bush for United States Senate, a number of readers and others opined against the idea. The general refrain was “We’re tired of Bushes.” There were some additional “amnesty” and “offshore drilling” chants thrown in, as well. Let’s address these. “We’re Tired of Bushes.” It is a rather noxious notion in a democracy that | Read More »
Caroline Kennedy is Interested in Hilary’s Senate Seat
Caroline Kennedy’s cousin has reported that Caroline is interested in being appointed to Hilary Clinton’s Senate Seat, which will have to be vacated before she can assume duties as Secretary of State in the incoming Obama administration. Kennedy is being pushed as someone who would work hard on education issues in the U.S. Senate. My two cents: The only work that should be done in | Read More »
Another Missing Senator for New York?
New Yorkers are an abused and neglected lot. Of all the states, we alone have only one working United States Senator. Since Hillary Rodham Clinton decided to set her eyes on being the Senator from New York — and then used that seat solely to advance her own political aspirations — we haven’t had a full-time Senator in something over two years now. Even now, | Read More »
BREAKING NEWS: Obama’s Judges Will Be Far, Far Left
This in from Roll Call: Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is giving up his longtime perch on the Judiciary Committee, Democratic aides said today. That Kennedy no longer feels the need to vet and ensure the leftism of judicial appointees is a bad, bad sign for Doug Kmiec. He is not giving up his committee chairmanship on Education, just this one. It may be because of | Read More »