As a reminder, educator Linda Klembara will be announcing her candidacy for the state house today at 5:30 PM over at the Highland Heighst Civic Center just off of campus.
Virginia Governor Mark Warner, a native of Indiana, has told the citizens of New Hampshire "goodbye" for the time being. I won't be surprised if he heads back there anytime soon. He's a contender in 2008. I won't lie but I like the idea of Bayh/Warner or Bayh/Feingold.
Officially, Warner says he's undecided about whether he'll run for president in 2008. He speaks in the code preferred by noncommittal candidates who -- like himself -- have also traveled to Iowa, established a national political action committee and spoken at multiple Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners across the country.You mean there's a code? That's news to me!
"I want to be part of the debate" and "help shape the Democratic Party's agenda," says Warner, who is sitting in the back seat of his campaign van -- or whatever one calls a vehicle that squires around a politician who wants "to be part of the debate" and "help shape the Democratic Party's agenda."
Paul McCartney's latest single, "Jenny Wren," is released today.
I'm not sure why but most of the news links on papers run by Gannett are running very slowly today.
The Indy Star believes that Senators Bayh and Lugar are on the right path when it comes to energy independence.
Mitch is raising money even though he's not allowed to announce his candidacy until November 2007 or so but he is running for re-election. I could be wrong on the technicalities of that.
That appears to be all well and good for McConnell, who raised more than $1.7 million this year in Kentucky alone for a re-election campaign that remains three years away. His fund-raising efforts were largely driven by major events in eight cities, capped by nearly $260,000 donated in Lexington and close to $800,000 at a Louisville reception.We cannot let Mitch McConnell go unopposed. Is anyone willing to run against him?
"I've always believed it was important to be well-funded early," said McConnell. When asked whether he thought that might discourage a serious challenger, he calmly replied, "You never know. I can only control what I do."
He also said 2005 was an ideal time to solicit donations because Kentucky didn't have any elections, which is the case one year in every four. That way, he wasn't interfering with other candidates' fund-raising.
The campaign for Gov. Ernie Fletcher's re-election, which comes a year before McConnell's, has taken a different tack.
Link Wray has died at 76. The rock guitar pioneer invented the power chord.
This style was copied by a host of acts from Lou Reed to the Ramones.
Who guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend was another star he inspired.
Townshend said: "He is the king. If it hadn't been for Link Wray and Rumble I would have never picked up a guitar."
Neil Young once said: "If I could go back in time and see any band, it would be Link Wray and the Raymen."