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Grab bag – Traveling

Currently I am out of town. Therefore, there’ll not be a whole lot of time for blogging. Something about going away on vacation and blogging… my wife doesn’t think that’s the best use of my/her time. Go figure!

  • Katy Couric is proving less of a pushover than I thought. In her interview with Fox’s (it’s really hard to categorize him) emotional, opinionated, uninformed commentator Glenn Beck, Couric asked, “Can you explain what you mean by white culture?” Of course, Glenn Beck was unable to answer the question and danced around it. He also was unable to answer the question about whether he stood by his assertion that President Obama is a racist. No surprises there.
  • Democrat Senator Kent Conrad continues to remain confused over the public option.
  • White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says that we will probably have a public option in a viable bill by Thanksgiving.
  • Welcome to Paul Kirk! That’s Senator Paul Kirk. GOP has filed one of those lawsuits that they hate to stop the appointment.
  • Finally, I literally got sick when I read Mackenzie Phillips’ account of drug induced sex.
By |2009-09-24T16:37:17-04:00September 24th, 2009|Domestic Issues, Entertainment|Comments Off on Grab bag – Traveling

Murtha ain't a pushover

Getty Images/FileFrom CNN.com:

Rep. John Murtha, the anti-war congressman who is the likely new House speaker’s pick for majority leader, fended off what he called “swift boat-style attacks” on his ethics record Tuesday.

The Pennsylvania Democrat also blasted his rival for majority leader, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, for siding with President Bush on Iraq.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who as the House Democratic leader is in line to be the next speaker, has backed Murtha against Hoyer, who is currently the No. 2 Democrat in the House of Representatives.

Democrats are slated to vote Thursday on who will take the chamber’s leadership posts when the Congress reconvenes in January.

Hoyer insists he has commitments from a majority of the caucus. He picked up the public endorsement of a bloc of moderate Democrats on Tuesday.

The Maryland congressman also rebutted Murtha’s accusation that he backed the war, saying he has sided with Democratic calls for a “phased redeployment” of U.S. troops. more


I like Murtha’s thoughtfulness and fight.  So much for Democrats being pushovers. 

By |2006-11-15T00:41:58-04:00November 15th, 2006|Iraq, Party Politics|Comments Off on Murtha ain't a pushover
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