Monday, November 07, 2005

Long Day ahead

Seriously, class at 11, meeting at 12, class at 2, meeting at 3:15, meeting at 5. Gotta make room for lunch and dinner in that sometime. PR paper must be done by tomorrow night so I'm going to be working on that for a while today and tonight!

On to the news, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on his way to a landslide. Bloomberg, a former Democrat, has been endorsed by many Democrats. I will not be surprised if he switches parties as soon as he gets back into City Hall.

Tim Kaine's Victory Party will be tomorrow night at the Richmond Mariott Ballroom with a cash bar and free admission. It will go on from 7 PM until the victory announcement. Go get 'em, Tim!

The only thing that Virginia Governor Mark Warner is worried about is getting Tim Kaine into the Governor's Mansion.
"Listen. I've not made any decision about my political future. If I want to have any political future, the most important thing I can do is try to finish this job strong, so Virginians will say I've done a good job," said Governor Warner.
The Herald Leader has a great article on Kentucky's State Treasurer Jonathan Miller.
Miller has taught teenagers at Lexington's Temple Adath Israel for eight years. His book uses stories from the Hebrew Bible (the Christian Old Testament) to highlight what he terms "essential American values" including family, freedom, faith, opportunity and responsibility.

In addition, each chapter discusses a major public policy initiative. Readers will learn about everything from Moses to the Military Family Bill of Rights.

Miller, a Democrat, describes the Bible as the "primary text," but thinks the themes will appeal to readers from all faith traditions.

Some politicians are uncomfortable discussing their religious views with people, Miller said.

"Many Americans -- in particular, many liberals -- view the injection of faith into the political dialogue as the first step on a slippery slope to a fundamentalist Christian theocracy," he writes in a preview posted online.

As a result, some Democrats have even questioned whether their own party is hostile toward religious values, he said.

(Miller says it isn't, noting prominent Democrats who speak out eloquently about their faith, including former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.)

If only one party controls the values debate, the wrong priorities can take the spotlight, Miller argues.
We have to take back the values debate. There's no question about that. I'm Jewish and religious. I don't need Republicans telling me that I am not religious.

Dan Aykroyd has written a new script. Who you gonna call?

Congressman Ben Cardin is leading Steele in the general election polls according to the Baltimore Sun in an email sent out to supporters.

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