Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Checking out the news...

Bill McClellan's article in the Post-Dispatch mentions that Bayh is the strongest candidate for the nomination.
Nero first talked about the Democrats. He said Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York is clearly the early favorite, but will face a strong challenge from Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. He was the only senator to vote against the original Patriot Act, and he has always opposed the war in Iraq, Nero said. So he'll get an early boost from the crowd that opposed Sen. Joe Lieberman. But that will actually help Clinton because a challenge from the left will frame her as a centrist. She'll win the nomination and select Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois as her running mate.

A woman and a black? Isn't that risky?

Not really, Nero said. Most of the country is beyond that, he said. He also said that the strongest Democratic nominee would be Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana. He's experienced. He's not seen as a polarizing figure, and he has consistently won elections in a red state. He could win Ohio in addition to Indiana, Nero said. You have to figure out what states a nominee can win.
In baseball trivia, today in 1961, Roger Maris became the first major league baseball player to reach 50 home runs in the month of August.

Be sure to check out this CD. Sales will benefit the terror victims in Israel.

From Honest Reporting, we've learned of some of the information from Israel which was rarely, if ever, reported by the American media. The information comes straight from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
43 Israeli civilians were killed by Hezbollah rocket fire
116 Israeli soldiers and officers were killed
3,970 rockets were fired at Israel, 901 of them hit urban areas
4,262 civilians were treated in hospitals for injuries
6,000 Israeli private homes were damaged
300,000 Israelis were forced to flee
Over 1,000,000 Israelis were forced to spend a month in bomb shelters
One third of the population of Israel was directly exposed to the missile threat
Over $1,400,000,000 is estimated to be the direct economic loss to the Israeli economy
Mazel Tov to Rep. Steve Rothman of NJ.

In Canadian news, it appears that some prominent members of the Liberal Party have made the switch to the other side due to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's stance on Israel and frustration with their own party.

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