The Mess that is the Judicial Confirmation Process
I was reading today how Senator Levin from Michigan has a cousin-in-law that he wants to get confirmed and is stalling the entire confirmation process for all nominees for that area because of it! How can this happen?
It’s amazing that 9 “qualified” to “well-qualified” nominees (according to the ABA) can be subject to years of indecision based on a litmus test or the fact that they are unrelated. Do we have leaders and statesmen for senators or something else?
Bands continue to try to get people not to listen
It seems that they don’t learn. Back with Natalie Maines made her statements in London about George W. Bush, the result was radio stations taking them off the air, big vehicles smashing their CDs, etc. Granted, some of their concerts got more attendance– protesters, those wanting to see what would happen next, along with fans– but some of the fans just wanted the music, not the politics.
So, the story out there now is that a bunch of bands are having a Vote for Change tour. They want to encourage people to vote against Bush. Will this backfire and cause more people to be irked at these entertainers and their views? Or the better question, will it really change anyone’s mind?
Leaky Security needs some Duct Tape
Why is it that we cannot expect those with Security clearances to keep their mouths and pants shut? First it’s Sandy Berger and the classified documents at the National Archives, and now’s it’s Richard Shelby. Who’s next?