A blog focusing on politics in Central Illinois.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

On second thoughts

Am I cynical for thinking that it isn't outside the realm of possibility that Harriet Miers' withdrawal was more than a withdrawal. It easy in my mind to imagine that Harriet Miers' is nothing more than a distraction. A distraction from what? I don't know how about the impending, hopefully to be released today, indictments to high officials in the Bush administration for doing all sorts of fun things, mainly blowing CIA Agents covers.

No room for difference

In breaking news, Conservative leaders today showed that there is now room for moderates in today's Republican party. With the withdrawal of Harriet Miers's nomination to the Supreme Court the Bush Administration has waved its white flag in capitulation to the far right. After screwing his base relentlessly in support of large corporate interests Bush has finally come back to the one's who nominated him. I was content with the Miers' nomination, let's be honest she wasn't good, but she beat what else Bush could have thrown up. Now the question comes who will replace him, and if it is a far right winger will that person face an easier path through the senate. My feeling is that person will not, it will be a tough fight indeed if the White House throws up a far right winger. The Bush Administration has shown they are weak, and now Chafee, Snowe, Collins, Specter and their ilk will hopefully no longer be afraid to vote their conscience. What do you all think, will a Priscilla Owens type have an easier path than Harriet Miers or will Bush have to have an unprecedented two Supreme Court Withdrawals in a row, and on the same lines, what are the odds he'll nominate another moderate?

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Assuming Assuming Assuming

People tend to assume a lot. If nothing else the last few months have proven that. The reason I've been on hiatus was for lack of anything else, material. I was left to resort to creating my own topics, and to be honest it was fun, but boring. I prefer to focus more on news, with my comments and spin on it. I think it makes for a lot better blogging, and a lot more fun. So look for me to possibly be back in the next few days or weeks as the world of politics gets more interesting.
TDD