Saturday, October 29, 2005
Senator Rick Santorum's woes
Senator Rick Santorum is up for reelection in 2006 and things do not look good. He's down 15 points to Casey in a recent poll -- and his state, Pennsylvania, went for Gore in 2000 and Kerry in 2004.
According to The Hill, relations between him and the White House are frayed: He didn't get behind Miers as other Bush loyalists did.
It would be ironic if after the big effort to get the RINO Specter reelected, Santorum was abandoned by the Republican party as being too far behind in the polls to give campaign money and appearances to.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 10:43 PM Permalink
Friday, October 28, 2005
Is it Patrick Fitzgerald or Gerald Fitzpatrick?
It started out as investigation as to who leaked the name of Valerie Plame to Robert Novak.
And two years later we don't know.
There's a lot of stuff we don't know. A investigation that wound up asking more questions that supplying answers.
First, I want to be consistent: You can't lie on a material matter to the FBI or to a grand jury. Martha Stewart, I believed, was properly tried and convicted.
Who was the first person in the government to make a disclosure outside of the government on Plame?
Was Plame actually covered by the identity disclosure law?
I think it will be another Oliver North-style inquisition -- turning the tables on the prosecutors -- if it goes to trial.
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 10:47 PM Permalink
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Halloween is not hallow
Two trends here in the New York metro area:
posted by Patrick Sweeney at 10:36 PM Permalink