Can you believe Tim Pawlenty said this on This Week today:
“ John McCain is the one person who says, I’ll stand up and do what’s right for my country even before party. And I’ll challenge you [Rahm Emanuel] once again. Name me one instance, even one, where Barack Obama has stood up and said, I will take on my party on a matter of principle, on something large.”
This is the same man (our governor) who didn’t seem to have a problem with stripping Minnesota Republican lawmakers of their leadership positions when they failed to fall in line to prevent a Transportation Bill veto override for something large they believed in.
By the way, what does Barack have to stand up to his party on? Pushing an end to the war? Trying to provide health care for children? Making sure the Forth Amendment doesn’t go the way of the dodo bird? Supporting the working class rather than the rich? Thinking about the future of energy? I want Tim Pawlenty to tell me what that something “large” might be.
This is one of three blog headline Featured on the front page of Norm Coleman’s website
“Norm Coleman: Fighting To End Our Addiction To Foreign Oil”
Of course yesterday, he voted to block the Renewable Energy and Job Creation Act of 2008 in order to protect a tax loophole for hedge fund managers and a tax break for multi-national corporations. That doesn’t sound like he wants to end our addiction to oil.
That bill would have encouraged investment in renewable energy technology, extended the research and development tax credit, and provided middle-class families with some much-needed tax relief.
Way to go Norm!
From The National Review Online:
The Corner – Saturday, May 31, 2008
The Coming Feminist Backlash? [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
MINNEAPOLIS — The founder of the DFL Feminist Caucus in Minnesota is saying
“no” to Barack Obama.
Koryne Horbal says she and other feminists are promising action that could hurt Obama’s candidacy if the disputed Florida and Michigan delegations are not fully seated at the Democratic National Convention.
If Obama becomes the nominee under those circumstances, Horbal says she and others will write-in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s name on the ballot in November instead of voting for Obama.
What is wrong with these people? I heard a radio program say that Horbal would rather elect McCain and have Hillary run in four years. I am not sure if that statement is true, but she, and the “others” needs to hearken back to NARAL’s buttons that said “It’s the Supreme Court Stupid.”
John Paul Stevens is 88 years old.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 75 years old.
Stephen Bryer will be 70 this year.
Add to that Souter who is in his later 60s and Scalia and Kennedy who are in their 70s, and there could be five or six nomination for the next president!
If Koryne Horbal is concerned with feminist issues, the first priority should be the Supreme Court. Hilary should be a little farther down the list.