Representative Susan Fisher
NC House District 114
September 7, 2006
Contact: Beth Trigg, Campaign Manager
For immediate release
Representative Susan Fisher Decries Republican Internet Scam
Today Buncombe County Republican Party Chair George Keller was implicated in a scandal involving a fraudulent website which attempts to mislead voters in Buncombe County. The website purports to represent an “independent” organization; the organization seems not actually to exist and the website is actually the work of members of the Buncombe County Republican Party.
The site claims to be associated with a group called the “North Carolina Independent Public Policy Research Group (NCIPPRG),” which, the site claims, surveys and ranks legislators on how effective they are. The group’s name is strikingly similar to the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which is well-known for publishing an annual report ranking legislators. Both the authentic and the knock-off sites have lists of legislators ranked by effectiveness. The significant difference between the two lists is the elevating of the “effectiveness ratings” of Republican legislators and the low ratings of Buncombe County Democratic lawmakers, who were never surveyed by the sham organization. Continue reading
With a series of forceful speeches on terrorism and a dramatic announcement that he has sent top-tier terrorism suspects to the Guantanamo Bay prison, President Bush this week has demonstrated anew the power of even a weakened commander in chief to set the terms of national debate.
All week, the White House has made plain its desire to refocus the attention of voters this fall away from a troubled and unpopular war in Iraq in favor of Bush’s vision of a worldwide struggle against Islamic radicalism and terrorism. Yesterday, Bush sought to turn a legal defeat at the Supreme Court into a political opportunity.
By challenging Congress to immediately give the administration authority to try notorious al-Qaeda figures such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed by military commissions, he shifted the argument with Democratic critics of national security policies and competence. As Bush framed the choice, anyone against his proposal would be denying him necessary tools to protect American security. (more)
It seems to me that Bush is admitting that secret prisons were not a good idea. He is admitting that he does not have the authority to torture prisoners. He is admitting that he has to go to Congress.
Vijah Singh started last Sunday with a 3 stroke lead. Cool. I’m not afraid of Tiger. I’m one of the best playing. You could almost see him saying exactly that. Unfortunately, he is one of the best that is playing today, not one of the best ever. 7 holes later he is one stroke back and Tiger is one stroke ahead. It wasn’t that Tiger made up a 3 stroke deficit in 7 holes, it was how he made up that deficit. 2 eagles. Everytime Vijay tried to make a move Tiger would counter. Amazing performance.
Five victories in five tournaments. Or seven victories in 14 tournaments,either way, Tiger is on an amazing run.
Elizabeth Taylor said,”the definition of a superstar is someone you simply can’t take your eyes off of.” Tiger fits that definition.