Monday, February 12, 2007

Senate honors Colts

Illinois Senator Barack Obama is coming to Cincinnati for a fundraiser. I've been told that he is also coming to Louisville as well for a fundraiser.

A resolution in the United States Senate has honored the Indianapolis Colts, winners of the most recent Super Bowl. It also was passed unanimously.
The resolution, sponsored by Indiana Sens. Richard Lugar, a Republican, and Evan Bayh, a Democrat, recognized the Colts “for winning the right way, with dignity and professionalism.”

“Special recognition should be given to Tony Dungy as the first head coach of African American descent to lead his team to victory in the Super Bowl,” Lugar said in a statement. “I have enjoyed following Coach Dungy’s remarkable leadership and appreciate the example he sets for all Hoosiers.”

Bayh said in a statement that it is “rare in today’s sports world that an organization carries itself with such character and class — on and off the field.”

“Throughout the year, the Colts battled week after week, fighting uphill, and never buckling under the pressure,” he said. “Their conduct this season should be an example for all other teams — not an exception. Tony Dungy, with his historic win, along with Peyton Manning, Jim Irsay and the entire Colts team and organization are a testament to what professional athletes should be.”
There's a big question regarding the 2008 senate election in Virginia. Just how many Warners will there be?

Obama aside, a few other candidates have ties to Illinois, including John Edwards.
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama isn’t the only Democratic presidential candidate with local ties. Bloomington resident Patsy Bowles attended high school with U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, where the two formed a life-long friendship.

Bowles celebrated with Clinton in New York six years ago when the former first lady won her first term in the U.S. Senate.

Bloomington trial lawyer Dave Dorris, meanwhile, is a long-time friend of John Edwards, the North Carolina Democrat who ran for vice president on the John Kerry ticket in 2004. Edwards visited Dorris’ rural Downs home on Monday for a private fundraiser and will be back, Dorris said.
Here's an update on renaming I-65 in Kentucky.
Kentucky lawmakers are poised to rename a stretch of Interstate 65 after slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

A pending proposal would rename one of Kentucky's busiest stretches of highway the "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Highway."

"The United States of America owes him and will owe him a great debt of gratitude," Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, said of the deceased civil rights leader.

Williams said he expected his chamber to approve the resolution on Monday.

The King highway would stretch along the interstate from the Indiana border south through Louisville to Bullitt County.
Dan Seum has also proposed a bill to rename the rest of I-65 after Kentucky native and late president Abraham Lincoln.

History has shown that Southern candidates are favorite for president--at least for the Democrats.
It's a fact known to any avid student of politics. Not since John F. Kennedy in 1960 has the nation elected a Democratic president who didn't hail from the South.

So while Democrats debate Iraq war policies and health care plans, there is sure to be plenty of talk among party faithful about simple geography. Only former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards can call himself a son of the South.
Honest Reporting takes a look at the the media and debunks the myths about what's going on at the Temple Mount.

Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is a potential candidate for president. You might be surprised by some of his views. Granted, since he's from Arkansas, he is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals (When will baseball be back on KMOX so I can listen to games again?). But what I don't get are his musical tastes.
Among his musical favorites are the Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, and the Beatles.

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