The GOP is going to reverse an ethics rule that blocked a Delay probe. Good. Once they realize what they did was stupid, Democrats will make a comeback.
A congressional aide said that changing the rules will mean "a couple of great days for Democrats" but that Republicans have calculated this will deny them long-term use of the ethics issue heading into next year's midterm elections.Can we say that Jack Conway will join Ben Chandler in Congress? Jack is my dark horse for KY-3. I know the guy but I haven't heard of any decisions made.
JibJab's video for "Matzah." Very hilarious and not political at all.
Mitch McConnell, I think you are wrong.
Senate GOP Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee has no choice but to press ahead with a vote to try to end the use of filibusters on judicial nominees. His chief vote counter, the shrewd Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, insists that they have the votes to change the rule – and give the president the conservatives he wants. But if McConnell really was sure he had the votes, he wouldn’t be out there declaring victory in advance.We should have run Dr. Dan Mongiardo in 2002 rather than last year. McConnell needs to lose his seat in the Senate. He is not worthy of Henry Clay's desk. Granted, I admire his stance on Israel, but that's it.
A College Republican speaks out in favor of the filibuster.Steve Funaro, a NKU College Republican, writes:
A filibuster is a device used in the Senate to delay or prevent a vote by time-consuming talk. It can be stopped only by a super majority 60-member vote of the senators that are present and voting. Filibustering has of course stopped the voting on the judges, thus keeping them from being appointed. The Republicans, as of late, have been talking about changing the rule so that it's a simple majority to end it. Normally, I agree with most of the things the Republicans do, but not this time.[...]Bill Frist is beginning to backfire. Contact him now and ask him to hold a vote on Sen. Bayh's legislation.
I don't know what the answer is. The only thing I do know is that they should not do away with the filibuster.
Perhaps if the Republicans started playing hardball instead of tee-ball, they wouldn't be being pushed around by a minority in Congress.
My friend, Kay Panabaker of Summerland, turns fifteen (15) on Monday, May 2, 2005. I wish her a happy birthday.
Politicking in Ohio? Uh, there will be more in Columbus in July. I plan to be there.
Just this week, Ohio is hosting visits by former Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards, Sen. Hillary Clinton and the nation's Republican Party chairmen. Earlier this month, President Bush visited Kirtland to push his Social Security proposal and Karl Rove, chief political strategist for Bush and the GOP, gave a speech in Ashland.San Diego Mayor Dick Murphy has submitted his official letter of resignation. I wish him the best of luck.
Evidently, Marc Maron wrote a book. I don't think he is the Moshiach.
Mark Grudzielanek hit for the cycle in 6 innings. Chris Carpenter had a memorable 30th birthday.