Archive for July, 2007

Good News Among the Doom and Gloom

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

On Monday, the two greatest programs in college football, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan, announced that the two will play through 2031.  The current contract was set to expire in 2011.  Though the rivalry only really got going thirty years ago, the two have fought some epic battles, including a […]

Stevens Home Raided

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

In the latest boon to Alka Seltzer stocks, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens’ Alaska home was raided Monday by the FBI and IRS.   Stevens and his son, a state legislator, have been under investigation for months under allegations that contractors who benefited from Stevens’ earmarks made improvements on his house either at deep discounts or free of […]

Stumbo Stumbling Out of the Box

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Lest anyone wonder why Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo has trouble raising money, his own words might have a lot to do with it.  He is asking people not to contribute more than $250 to his exploratory committee.  Don’t tell him, but that’s not going to get the job done.
If Stumbo were serious about challenging […]

Specter At It Again

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

H/T: Sam.  Sen. Arlen Specter is up to his old antics.  He now says that he will take a look at the rulings of Justices Roberts and Alito to see how well they comport with their statements before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  Unless he plans on accusing them of perjury, Specter’s inquest will be largely […]

Stumbo Forms Exploratory Committee

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Kentucky Democrats may finally have found a serious challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.  Attorney General Greg Stumbo has formed an exploratory committee to examine an underdog bid against the GOP leader.  While not the Democrats’ top recruiting target, Stumbo cannot be overlooked.
McConnell is seeking his fourth reelection and enters the race with substantial advantages […]

It Finally Happened

Friday, July 20th, 2007

That’s right, Barak Obama and I agree on an issue of national import.  Sen. Barak Obama said in an interview Thursday that the United States military should not remain in Iraq to prevent genocide.  As he correctly pointed out, doing so would set a new standard for military intervention that would stretch the military far […]

NOW are Minnesotans Satisfied?

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

I’m disappointed in you, Gary.  Last week, you and a number of others expressed doubts in Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman, thinking that he may have gone weak on the war.  Wednesday, though, he voted against a measure that would have required troop withdrawal starting in four months.  Since then, you haven’t mentioned it.
Conservatives have never […]

Sen. Trainwreck Is At It Again

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

Sen. Tom Coburn (Porkbuster-OK) offered an amendment aimed at ending no-bid contracts in the defense authorization bill.  For a great example of just how corrupt the defense authorization process has gotten, this is worth the read.  The amendment, sure to anger senior Republicans and Democrats alike, would open defense contracts and likely save the government […]

Sen. Vitter Staying Put

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

In a statement Monday, Sen. David Vitter said that he would return to Washington to continue work on issues of import to Louisianans.  The statement came in the midst of some speculation that the freshman Senator would step down.  Democrats had hoped that Gov. Kathleen Blacno would replace him with one of their own, thus […]

NH Democrats Lack Key Ingredient

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The left is celebrating a new poll that shows Sen. John Sununu trailing former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen by 22 points.   Unforunately for them, Shaheen has not announced her candidacy.  In fact, she has already said that she will not run, but she is now reconsidering that decision.
The popular Shaheen lost to Sununu in their first […]