Archive for September, 2005

Dole Blows It Again

Friday, September 30th, 2005

This time the bad news comes from the northern Plains. North Dakota Governor John Hoeven has opted out of a Senate bid. For those of you keeping score, this is the tenth missed opportunity for Senator Dole and by far the biggest miss of the cycle. Had he challenged Senator Conrad, Hoeven would have offered […]

What is a Win?

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

As we begin getting used to the words “Chief Justice Roberts”, many are focusing on the next nominee, the size of the victory, or what Roberts’ impact on the Court will be. Since that ground is well-covered over at RedState.org and ConfirmThem.com , Jayson at Polipundit looks at the confirmation from a different angle. (I […]

What do these men have in common?

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

We’ll soon find out. With his first selection, the President went with an uninspired choice. The business community hand-picked John Roberts. Social conservatives went along, most did so reluctantly. During his testimony, Roberts made it abundantly clear that he did not fulfill the President’s promise that he would select Justices in the mold of […]

What if There Was an Election and Nobody Came?

Monday, September 26th, 2005

That just might happen in the Buckeye State next November. It now appears that Paul Hackett will challenge Sen. Mike DeWine (RINO-OH) in the Senate race. The Senate race will play second fiddle to a Gubernatorial race in which the GOP will have to find a way to convince voters to look past an administration […]

Gale Force Winds?

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Robert Novak reports that former West Virginia basketball coach Gale Catlett is considering a run against Sen. Robert KKK Byrd if Rep. Shelley Moore-Capito chickens out. For months, reports have shown Capito doing the hokey pokey. A recent poll showed Byrd widening his lead in a hypothetical match-up. Rather than take the risk of challenging […]

Irish Backs Go Marching By

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Today, the Fighting Irish returned to the form of the first two games. Led by Darius Walker, who has rushed for over 100 yards in all four games this year, the Irish backfield racked up 243 yards rushing in yet another dominant performance en route to a 36-17 route of former Irish coach Ty Willingham’s […]

Senate Scandals

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

This week, two members of the Senate Leadership, one in each party, found themselves at the center of serious investigations because of unethical, perhaps even illegal, activity. First, two staffers at the DSCC, run by Sen. Chuck Schumer, were found to have illegally obtained the credit report of Maryland Lt. Gov. and potential Senate candidate […]

Written Answers Just As Bad

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Fortunately for all involved, one of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s attorneys is smarter than the clowns on the Senate Judiciary Committee. During the hearings, Senators inquired as to Judge Roberts’ views on privacy. In particular, Roberts said that he agreed with the conclusion in Griswold but refused to answer questions on abortion. Sadly, not one of […]

Democrats Win 13-5

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted John Roberts out by a vote of 13-5. Every Republican voted for him, along with liberal Democrats Patrick Leahy, Herb Kohl, and Russ Feingold. Since then, several other Democrats have announced their support for his confirmation.
Sadly, among the Republicans on the Committee who voted for Judge Roberts […]

President Specter?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Last time I checked, Arlen Specter’s 1995 run for the Presidency ended before the race began. Republicans rejected Specter nationally then, and Pennsylvania Republicans would’ve rejected Specter last year had the real President not given him CPR in the closing days of the primary campaign. Last November, conservatives once again attempted to limit the effects […]