Category: Political Pontifications

Senator Chuck Hagel, Media Hero

Senator Chuck Hagel, Media Hero

| January 30, 2007 | 1 Reply

MIckey Kaus asks a question. Why, exactly, is Sen. Chuck Hagel showing “courage” in conspicuously denouncing the Iraq War now that virtually the entire American establishment has reached that same conclusion–now that Hagel is virtually assured of getting hero treatment from Brian Williams and Tim Russert and long favorable profiles in the newsweeklies? . He […]

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So What if it's the Koran?

So What if it's the Koran?

| January 2, 2007 | Reply

Virginia Republican Representative Virgil Goode is again in the pages of the USA Today with another letter to the editor. It’s not a very good letter at all. Ellison, as you might recall, said that he would swear his Oath of Office not on a copy of the Bible but on a copy of the […]

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"We are Americans."

"We are Americans."

| November 15, 2006 | Reply

A bit of a quote from one of my heroes, for my friend and fellow blogger Susie and any other conservative who could use the bucking up today: Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national […]

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Giving the Republicans Something to Do.

Giving the Republicans Something to Do.

| November 10, 2006 | 14 Replies

Here’s a question to ponder. Why have we allowed our Federal Government to become so lucrative that lobbying firms are willing to pay people $600,000 a year to get money out of it? There’s a follow-up question, too. What might possess a person to spend millions of dollars of their own money to get a […]

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George Allen – Good Guy, Putrid Campaign

George Allen – Good Guy, Putrid Campaign

| November 9, 2006 | 1 Reply

Poor guy. WASHINGTON (CNN) — As the canvassing continues in Virginia, Sen. George Allen, R-Virginia, is sequestered in his home, “shell shocked,” and going through “a nightmare,” during this period of limbo, a senior Allen staffer tells CNN. In a conference call with his senate staff and regional representatives Wednesday afternoon, the Virginia senator “didn’t […]

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Shake the Mullah's Hand. Ignore the Blood.

Shake the Mullah's Hand. Ignore the Blood.

| November 9, 2006 | 2 Replies

The more I see about Robert Gates, the more concerned I grow. The Waashington Wire, a blog from the Wall Street Journal has this little tidbit about the SefDef nominee. In the summer of 2004, Gates and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski co-chaired a task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations that […]

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So Long, Mr. Rumsfeld.

So Long, Mr. Rumsfeld.

| November 8, 2006 | 1 Reply

The first tangible result of yesterday’s election happened today as the President accepted the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The nominee to replace him is Robert Gates, former CIA Director in the early 1990s, former deputy national security adviser for the first President Bush. More importantly, I think, is that Gates has been […]

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Some Election Observations, From the Ground

Some Election Observations, From the Ground

| November 7, 2006 | 1 Reply

I work as an election judge and I thought you might find interesting some observations of mine from my local polling place. First, turnout was incredibly high. We estimated that about 68-69 percent of our registered voters came out. We were quite busy over several periods, including right at the opening of the poll when […]

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My Election Prediction

My Election Prediction

| November 7, 2006 | 3 Replies

For a few months, I’ve been reading how the Republicans are going down in flames, how they’re likely to lose both houses of Congress, and plenty of triumphant predictions from an MSM dedicated to giving the Democrats a resounding victory. Folks, it isn’t going to happen. I heard a man today on the television who […]

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A Must-Read. Please.

A Must-Read. Please.

| November 6, 2006 | 1 Reply

I’d like all of you who read The Shack to do me one favor between now and whenever you vote tomorrow. It’s not a big favor at all and won’t take a great amount of your time – perhaps 30 minutes if you’re slow and deliberate. I want you to read this essay written by […]

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