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Archive for August, 2008

“Her”story in the Making

Friday, August 29th, 2008

John McCain has picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate.  She brings a number of pluses to the table.  She has a reputation for being a reformer in Alaska politics.  Alaska is the part of the debate on energy. She would be the first female to run for Vice-President on the Republican […]

Every Democrat Has His Day

Friday, August 29th, 2008

Give it to the Democrats.  They got their act together.  They went into a convention with questions and issues about unity, broadening their appeal, the possibility of a floor fight and whether their nominee could hit one out of the park.  Give them credit, they pulled it off. While the GOP is still struggling to get […]

History in the Making

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I’m sitting down watching Barack Obama accept his party’s nomination for the Presidency of the United States.   I don’t necessarily agree with all his positions, but I am taken back by the history of the moment.  If you can’t appreciate the history in the making, it’s probably because you have never had a reason to.

500,000 and Counting…

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita says there are 500,000 new and updated voter registrations in Indiana.   Rokita says that brings the number of voters in the state to 4.4 million and there are still six weeks to go before voter registration ends.  More than 200,000 of those registrations are new voters.  In 2004, Indiana […]

Act Like a Man

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

As I said in my previous, I will give Hillary Clinton credit where credit is due and she gave a great political speech last night, but the true test will be whether her supporters get on board.  The problem with most of them, usually the middle-aged women who came of age in the feminist movement, […]

I’m Not a Hillary Fan, But…

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

She gave a great political speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention and told her supporters to get over themselves.  If these guys actually follow through the GOP is in trouble nationally.

Is There Big A Pea Shake-Up Coming?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Remember back in February 2007 I wrote about a possible federal investigation of the city’s pea shake houses?  Fast forward 18 months. My sources are telling me that a reported grand jury probe of some IMPD officers may involve Indianapolis’ pea shake houses. It’s still unclear what the charge is, although bribery, money laundering and tax evasion […]

School Daze

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I’m taking a few seconds today to write about something other than politics.  I’m actually writing about college.  At one the schools I teach at they’ve instituted a new policy;  the instructors are now required to take attendance at the beginning and end of each class.  The logic is that students should be as acclimated to […]

Required Reading

Monday, August 25th, 2008

If you get a chance, read this piece by Politico’s Roger Simon. It’s a great analysis on how the Clintons lost to the Obama camp. I especially loved reading the part where Hilary tells an aide who brought her bad news to “Shut the f*** up!” So all the Clintonistas who are still whining during […]

Pre-Conventional Wisdom

Monday, August 25th, 2008

As the Democratic National Committee gets underway,  I had a few thoughts I thought I would share. Despite Evan Bayh not being on the ticket, Indiana is still in play and will come down to a good old-fashioned ground war.  The GOP has one of the best get-out-the-vote operations in the nation, but the Obama […]