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Have You Met Rush Limbaugh?

March 2nd, 2009 1 comment

Friends’ responses range from annoyed to upset to queasy when I talk about how I don’t value most people’s opinions other than as a barometer of how that person feels at times.  I’m all for people having their feelings and even sharing them . . . I’m less interested in debating when the person holding an opposing view doesn’t care for facts.

Here’s a litmus test, try it without looking up any of the answers until you finish:

  • Who’s your current mayor?
  • Name half the members of your local school board (even if you send your kids go to private school).
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Sebelius Likely Obama Nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services

February 19th, 2009 Comments off

Governor Kathleen Sebelius is again linked to President Obama, this time as a likely nominee for the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Last time the administration allowed her name to slip out it was in reference to the possibility of Gov. Sebelius being the Vice Presidential running mate. 

Some items of interest:

  • Gov. Sebelius is a moderate Democrat who might further bring political discussion to middle ground much like President Obama’s choice of Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, tempered Obama advisor Larry Summers’ plans for the ARRA.
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Feingold Seeking Amendment to Congressional Appointees

January 26th, 2009 Comments off

Senator Russ Feingold (D. Wis) will introduce legislation to federally mandate how appointees to vacated Congressional seats are decided.1,2  It appears that Sen Feingold wants to force all states to implement a special election with no interim appointments.

 This bill may have some legs as Sen. Feingold is Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution.

 

 

1 Time.com, Mark Halperin on The Page editorial, Jan 26, 2009. 

2 FiveThirtyEight.com, Feingold Introduces 28th Amendment, Jan 25, 2009

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Did the Obama Administration Vet Bill Richardson?

January 5th, 2009 Comments off

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (Dem) announced today that he is declining President-elect Barack Obama’s nomination for Secretary of Commerce.1, 2 

Richardson would have been the ranking Latino in the Obama administration so his loss is a blow to the administration’s ethnic diversity but more importantly the issue that spurred the Obama camp to urge Richardson to refuse calls into question the thorough, professional manner of Obama’s current camp.  The Obama administration released a seven page, 63-question form for people to fill out if they wanted to be part of the administration. 3, 4 

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