Monday, February 19, 2007

In the Political Realm...

  • John McCain is beginning to woo the social conservatives as he makes the claim that Roe V. Wade should be overturned:

    "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned," the Arizona senator told about 800 people in South Carolina, one of the early voting states.

    McCain also vowed that if elected, he would appoint judges who "strictly interpret the Constitution of the United States and do not legislate from the bench." (source)

  • If Hillary should win in '08 (*shudder*) it will leave her Senate seat vacant...and top Dems are suggesting Slick Willy take the position...

    “As a senator, he’d be a knockout,” said Harold Ickes, who was once a top White House aide to Bill Clinton and now gives behind-the-scenes advice to Hillary. “He knows issues, he loves public policy and he’s a good politician.”

    Some Democrats and political analysts say Bill Clinton would thrive in the world’s greatest deliberative body, much like Lyndon Johnson did before he became president.

    “President Clinton would excel in the Senate,” said Paul Begala, who helped Bill Clinton get elected and served in the White House as a top aide." (source)

  • President Bush says that he will "reach across party lines" and help with healthcare reform.

    "From my conversations with Democrats and Republicans, it is clear both parties recognize that strengthening health care for all Americans is one of our most important responsibilities," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "I am confident that if we put politics aside, we can find practical ways to improve our private health care system." (source)

  • In Congress Harry Reid is calling Iraq "the worst foreign-policy mistake in the history of the country, even worse than Vietnam." As other Dems want to cut off funding for the troops in Iraq (I thought they supported the troops?)...

    "Democrats revised their aims after failing Saturday to gather enough votes in the Senate to permit debate on a symbolic resolution criticizing Bush's decision to send more soldiers to Iraq for a crackdown on growing sectarian violence. The House passed such a resolution Friday.

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., rejected calls from some in his party to push next for legislation cutting off funds for soldiers in Iraq.

    [Always annoying] Chuck Hagel, said he is going to ``look very carefully'' at a proposal by Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., one of the fiercest war critics, to place conditions on Bush for future Iraq funding. ``I'd be open to them,'' Hagel said on ``Meet the Press.'' (source)
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