Archive for September, 2007

Field Clearing for Johanns

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

Former Rep. Hal Daub announced that he is dropping out of the Nebraska Senate race and instead endorsing former Gov. Mike Johanns.  Daub has done the right thing in putting the Party and the cause above his ego.  The race now features two viable candidates, with Attorney General John Bruning still running his campaign.  Bruning […]

Craig Staying Put… For Now

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Embattled Idaho Sen. Larry Craig has decided that he will not resign from the Senate until a Minnesota judge rules on whether he can withdraw his guilty plea.  The decision means that Gov. Butch Otter and those whom he had interviewed for a potentially open seat will have to put their plans on hold.  A decision […]

Popular Palin Pummels Past Pro-Tem

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

According to a poll released by the Club for Growth, Gov. Sarah Palin, who is about as popular as Jesus in her home state, leads the former Senate President Pro-Tempore Ted Stevens 56-39 in a hypothetical primary match-up.  The poll comes on the heels of Palin calling on Stevens to respond to accusations of bribery […]

Second Longest Losing Streat in History

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Irish coach Charlie Weis has now led the Irish to six consecutive losses, the second longest losing streak in school history and two games shy of the 1960 record.  Can someone please explain what it will take for him to lose his job?

Democrats Clear Field for Shaheen

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Katrina Sweet has decided to follow Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand and abandon her Senate bid.  She will endorse Democrat front-runner former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen.  This leaves only Jay Buckey to face off with Shaheen in the Democrat primary.  Buckey’s campaign is underfunded and will easily be overwhelmed by a united Democrat Party behind Shaheen.  The […]

Johanns to Run for Hagel Seat

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Former Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns has decided to run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Chuck Hagel.  The decision comes as a ray of hope in what has otherwise been a steady stream of bad news.  Johanns was extremely popular as Governor before taking the job in the Bush administration as Secretary of Agriculture.  […]

New New Hampshire Numbers Favor Sununu; Questions Remain

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

New numbers from New Hampshire show Sen. John Sununu much closer to former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen than previous polls, which showed Shaheen with about a 20 point lead.
Some are taking this as good news, but I am less certain.  That is a dramatic shift in numbers for a race without an explination needs to be […]

Minority of Senators Take Oaths Seriously

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Today, 42 Senators demonstrated that they take their oaths of office seriously.  The Senate defeated a cloture motion on legislation that would have given the District of Columbia a Congressman.  The legislation was facially unconstitutional, and its proponents are enemies of the Constitution.  Unfortunatley, seven Republicans voted with every Democrat save Max Baucus and Robert […]

I Told You So

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, for whom the NRSC went to bat last year, has disaffiliated himself from the Republican Party.  The GOP needs to learn from this mistake and stop supporting candidates whose affiliation with the Party is tenuous at best.  Lincoln Chafee was a Republican only because his father was.  His principles, if he […]

Weis for Senate

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Let me be the first to suggest that Charlie Weis return to Massachusetts and run for Senate against John Kerry.  I don’t know of which party Weis is a member, and frankly I don’t care.  Anything to get him out of his current position.  38-0 is not acceptable.