Since elected officials should be able to respond to their constituents' concerns, it is heartbreaking when they turn their attention to lobbyists instead. Several enterprising individuals and groups have launched sites to keep track of the speeches and activities of elected officials. Here are some great places to visit:
Rep. Tom DeLay (TX-22-R): http://www.texas22.org/
Sen. Santorum (PA-R): http://www.santorumwatch.org/
Rep. Richard Pombo (CA-11-R): http://www.refpub.com/PomboWatch/
George W. Bush: http://bushwatch.org/bush.htm
Bill O'Reilly is an idiot. (Of course you already knew that.) He is always pontificating about how tough he is. I have a suggestion: O'Reilly and Limbaugh should do a USO tour to Iraq (Al Franken goes a couple times per year!). O'Reilly and Limbaugh think they know about Iraq? They should go see it in person.
Sadly, No thought that Bush's speech for Veteran's Day sounded somewhat familiar. Nearly the same speech was given Oct. 6, 2005 at the National Endowment for Democracy. Check the side by side comparison of the two speeches at Sadly, No.
Those lobbyist sure do love Tom DeLay. They love him soooooo much, they are getting together to throw a big fundraiser for him. The Washington Post said the bash will be next Thursday. Did you get an invitation?
Iraq War Vet, Paul Hackett, shows some increasing poll numbers against Sen. DeWine. People all over Ohio are excited about the prospect of sending Hackett to the U.S. Senate.
Rep. John Hostettler will not be touring the part of his district that was hit with tornado damage. Hostettler was one of a few GOP elected officials to vote against emergency help for Katrina victims. Hostettler just doesn't strike me as a person with compassion.