Later today Governor James Douglass will announce that he will not run for the open Senate seat in 2006 with the retirement of Jim Jeffords.
Even with this announcement I really see no change in who will win the open Senate seat in VT. As previously posted, VT has just changed too much in the recent future and
Independent Socialist Representative is all but a lock to win in Vermont whether Douglass ran or not. I love to play hypothetical what seats can we win with the best of them with my friends at PoliPundit, but this, this and this were never going to happen. It was hinted yesterday in The Boston Globe that Douglass was not going to run. I think Douglass saw what Red has seen in the state that he was born and escaped from. There is no sense in finishing one’s political career off with a loss to Sanders in Liberal Vermont.
Let’s face it when people refer to the state as The Socialists Republic of Vermont, they do so for a reason. Doesn’t it make sense that they would then elect a Socialist Senator? It is a shame that this state with so little population has been over run by the populace of other states moving there.
Hat Tip: PoliPundit
A Round up on a rainy Saturday Afternoon:
Michelle is making me feel old as she does a post on what her I-Pod playlist would have looked like on April 30th, 1980. We were both listening to the same station, WLIR at the time. Visit a Small Victory for the list.
Roger Simon and some of the largest bloggers are designing a new advertising and content network for bloggers. Go visit if you are interested.
Back during our Presidential Elections, The Guardian fishwrapper over in England created a program to target a community in Ohio to try to keep Bush from being elected. Ace Pilot is setting up a turnabout play to pay back the Guardian.
If the weather is still crummy later, I may put up another bunch.
when she lied and tried to discredit the United States.Ms Sgrena is a filthy example of humanity. She participated in the un-needed death of a fellow countryman, created a media firestorm, and worked to perpetuate a lie. I guess that makes her a communist in the tradition of Mao and Stalin.
But do not judge Italians by this piece of garbage that goes by the name of Giuliana Sgrena, but judge them by great conservatives like our friends at The Right Nation.
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US satellite reportedly recorded a checkpoint shooting inlast month, enabling investigators to reconstruct how fast a car carrying a top Italian intelligence official and a freed hostage was traveling when US troops opened fire.
The report, which aired Thursday on CBS News, said US investigators concluded from the recording that the car was traveling at a speed of more than 60 miles (96 km) per hour.
Giuliana Sgrena has said the car was traveling at a normal speed of about 30 miles an hour when the soldiers opened fired, wounding her and killing Nicola Calipari, the Italian agent who had just secured her release from a month’s captivity.
US soldiers said at the time of the March 4 incident that the car approached at a high rate of speed and that they fired only after it failed to respond to hand signals, flashing bright lights and warning shots.
The conflicting accounts were among a number of differences that have prevented US and Italian authorities from reaching agreement on what happened.
CBS, citingofficials, said the satellite recording enabled investigators to reconstruct the event without having to rely on the eyewitness accounts.
It said the soldiers manning the checkpoint first spotted the Italian car when it was 137 yards (meters) away. By the time they opened fire and brought the car to a halt, it was 46 yards (meters) away. CBS said that happened in less than three seconds, which meant the car had to be going over 60 miles an hour.
CBS said Italian investigators refused to accept that the Americans were justified in shooting so quickly, arguing among other things that the checkpoint was not properly marked
There can be no more simple way to be the first line of voter fraud than have the present a photo ID to confirm the identity of a voter before casting a ballot. Seems pretty straight forward, simple and a common sense approach, right?
WRONG. Not for Democratic, Wisconsin Governor, “Jim Doyle vetoed a bill Friday that would have required voters to show government-issued picture identification at the polls, saying it would disenfranchise elderly voters.”
Republicans had argued that the bill would help eliminate the potential for fraud during elections, in which registered Wisconsin voters Ã¢â‚¬” like those in many states Ã¢â‚¬” need only give their name and address to cast ballots.
In true Democratic fashion not only instituting measures that will help prevent voter fraud, but the WI Governor also manages to use the elderly as his rational. Disenfranchise elderly voters? Democrats will use anyone I guess to let voter fraud to continue, to allow dead people to vote and have individuals vote more than once.
These actions coming from the party that are constantly whining that elections were stolen from them because of voter error and the disenfranchisement of democratic voters. Once again Democrats like to demagogy the issue, but never want to fix it. What a novel concept to actually have voters prove who they are before actually casting a ballot in an election. WHAT A RADICAL IDEA.
Under the bill, voters would have needed to present a Wisconsin driver’s license, a non-driver’s ID issued by the Department of Transportation or a military ID at the polls. Without one, they would be able to cast only provisional ballots, which could be counted in a close election or if they proved their identity by the following day.
Jayson at PoliPundit has a great post on the very same issue pointing out the absolute “BS” of the Governor’s reason for the veto. Also brings up some nice Democratic voter fraud that took place in 2004.
To borrow a line from Jason, elections do matter. The people of WI if they are at all serious about voter fraud in their state should vote Governor Doyle out of office at the earliest chance.
Added to Wizbang’s Carnival of the Trackbacks
I caught part of this interview this morning and couldn’t figure out whether Drudge found it undignified to be called a blog or just didn’t want to be associated with bloggers. As Drudge stated, “I don’t appreciate being called a blog.” In any case the interview was a bit strange to say the least.
Scared Monkeys doesn’t mind being called a blog.
Catch the video here courtesy of Trey Jackson