From the daily archives: Monday, October 31, 2005

Brainstorming Needed

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Happy Halloween first of all. Seems here locally we have a bunch of tricking going on as it relates to RON yard signs and theft. It is a good sign that we are on the right track with these reforms to cause the opposition to go to such extremes as trying to limit free political speech, but I’d just as well see it stop. I’ve posted on this before, but wanted to use this space to ask for suggestions on how to prevent this and/or devious ideas everyone has that might, shall we say…uh…act as a deterrent.


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Well, this article in today’s Toledo Blade gives you many.

YES on Issue 3? Here you go:

The success of Mr. Voinovich’s $8.7 million campaign, along with Republican Bob Taft’s $2.7 million bid for secretary of state, ignited a political machine that would dominate Ohio for the next 15 years – and nurture a network of donors who helped Mr. Bush win the state’s wallet and votes in 2004.

YES on Issue 4? OK:

With elections looming in 1990, Mr. Bennett focused his resources: By winning at least two of the three races for governor, auditor, and secretary […]

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The Battle Over Hackett

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Good story today over at Tom Paine from the writer of the Mother Jones piece.

The bottom line (literally):

With the Republican establishment buckling from the rot of corruption, and the risk-averse Democratic leadership offering precious little leadership, Paul Hackett represents a rare alternative: a straight-shooting, independent-minded populist who is unafraid to call it as he sees it. He has already made clear how threatening he can be to Republicans. The question for Democrats is: Where Major Paul Hackett leads, do they have the guts to follow?

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Hate to Say I Told You So

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…but I think I may have. Bush makes his next SCOTUS pick in Samuel “Scalito” Alito (a favorite of conservatives CNN notes). Of course he did. I had a feeling about this. So we get a plant who gets ripped as being a crony and the real nominee steps up. All this just in time to be talked about during the expected Fitzgerald decision.

Charles Schumer hits the nail squarely on the head:

“It is sad that the president felt he had to pick a nominee likely to divide America instead of choosing a nominee in the […]

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