Sunday, March 12, 2006


I'm very frustrated right now.

Congrats to Congressman Jack Murtha on recieving the Profiles in Courage award.

Some singers have blasted the cleanup efforts following Hurricane Katrina.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill met with reporters to talk about their upcoming tour, but ended up venting their frustration with the cleanup efforts along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Hill, who grew up in Jackson, Miss., and McGraw, a native of Delhi, La., have spent time in the devastated areas helping with relief efforts and raising money for victims.

When asked by reporters during Wednesday's round table about the government's slow progress, Hill, 38, said, "It's wrong. It's embarrassing. It really gets us fired up. That's our homeland."

McGraw blamed state and federal politics for hampering efforts to get adequate shelter, food and supplies to victims.

The 38-year-old country singer also criticized President Bush, who visited the devastated Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans on Wednesday.
Al Franken is interviewed by

Sen. Lieberman picked up a major environmental endorsement.

Toyota is shifting work on their Camry's to the state of Indiana.

I'm not too happy about this. Again, I ask, which version?

Will Iowa be first?

Tom Daschle is looking like a presidential candidate.

All America has a new executive director.
Bayh hired Marc Farinella, a partner in a Democratic media firm, to be the PAC's executive director. Bayh, D-Ind., is using the PAC to hire staff, travel around the country speaking to Democratic groups and raise money for those activities, as well as to contribute to other Democrats.

Farinella replaces Steve Bouchard, a New Hampshire native.
Farinella, 48, served as chief of staff to former Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan and managed Carnahan's 1992 campaign, as well as the competitive 2000 race that Carnahan won despite his death in a plane crash three weeks before the election.

Farinella's recent political work includes consulting for a Florida gubernatorial candidate and for Pennsylvania state Treasurer Bob Casey Jr., who is running for the Senate. He will retain his partnership with Murphy Putnam Shorr & Partners, a firm that the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call has called "at or near the top of the Democratic media consultant pile."

Farinella, who is moving to Washington from Florida for the job, is not going along Monday when Bayh goes to Georgia to be the keynote speaker at the Georgia Democratic Party's annual fundraising dinner. But he'll have plenty of opportunities to hit the road with Bayh during the next few months.
And Evan Bayh is headed back to New Hampshire for his third trip.

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