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Archive for June 4th, 2007

Senator Craig Thomas (1933-2007)

Posted by Mike on June 4, 2007

Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY) died tonight at the age of 74. He was suffering from leukemia. May he rest in peace.

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It’s Cold in William Jefferson’s Office

Posted by Ryan on June 4, 2007

Louisiana Congressman William “The Fridge” Jefferson was indicted today on 16 charges relating to bribery, racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice.  Remember, he was the guy who had $90,000 cash in his office freezer back in 2005.  The investigation led the authorities to dig in and finally indict Jefferson despite his and other Democrat complaints about a separation of powers issue regarding the executive branch’s ability to search a legislators office.  Republican Leader John Boehner quickly moved to try to get Congress to vote on Jefferson’s expulsion.  Bold move, and much appreciated as the Republicans have to refocus the lame charges of general corruption away from themselves and towards this obvious case of criminal wrong-doing. 

Pic from the Boulder Chronicles blog.

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McCain Commits Royal Error

Posted by Mike on June 4, 2007

While most people in his party would prefer that our leaders simply secure the border and enforce immigration laws as currently written, John McCain and his fellow RINOs insist on pushing their amnesty legislation. Although it appears that McCain is going to get his way in the Congress, he still needs to convince Republican voters that amnesty is preferable to simply enforcing existing law. Last weekend in Iowa, the opportunity presented itself when McCain was asked why the U.S. couldn’t simply deport illegals like France and other nations have done. His response was quite interesting:

“In case you hadn’t noticed, the thousands of people who have been relegated to ghettos have risen up and burned cars in France,” McCain said. “They’ve got huge problems in France. They have tremendous problems. The police can’t even go into certain areas in the suburbs of Paris. I don’t want that in the suburbs of America.”

So McCain is basically telling his voters to support what he wants or suffer the consequences. Maybe he figures that since that strategy worked so well in France, he would try it here. It looks like McCain’s precious is starting to slip through his fingers.

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