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Thoughts about...Congressional Politics
by Terry Michael, October 10, 2006
Let the People Decide about Hastert
Let democracy and the wisdom of a crowd (November voters) determine the outcome of this matter, not some "ethics" committee or" independent" counsel
Unlike some conservative-favored media outlets that seem to be hallucinating they practice journalism, The Washington Times showed old-fashioned journalistic integrity in urging Speaker Dennis Hastert to resign.
They allowed principle, rather than partisan editorial leanings, to guide their advice to the Speaker. But they got it wrong.
I would submit, as Congressman Tom Reynolds might put it, that the question of Mr. Hastert's continued leadership should be"taken to his supervisor," the House Republican Conference.
Call me an old-fashioned little "d" democrat, but I'm willing to leave moral and ethical judgments about an official's personal conduct to the wisdom of crowds--the electorate, in this case.........
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A Trinity of Big Lies in the
by Terry Michael, October 4, 2006
The possibilities for a New York Post headline were endless, but I’d have gone with, “Foley Diddles, Denny Fiddles.”
More than a little reminiscent of the disaster that rocked that other gay-hating defender of family values, the Roman Catholic church, this Republican made-for-cable sex scandal has spawned an unholy trinity of big lies.
Let’s start with the most outrageous, courtesy of Newt Gingrich. What a waste of talent is the former speaker........
Jefferson's Jacksons: a Wake-up Call for Democrats
by Terry Michael, June 7, 2006
If they are willing to engage in some serious cultural warfare in defense of individual rights, against the bigots who orchestrated the anti-gay marriage amendment, Democratic leaders could be grateful come November for this latest offering from Louisiana, the cradle of comedic political corruption, which once again reminds us that a culture of corruption isn't the sole province of one political party.......