A lot of you have seen the speech, some have not. Overall, high marks for contents. Very high. I think he brought out the right issues, positions, and comparisons with Obama. He’s working out the differences, which he needs to continue to do. Probably the three key areas that he addressed and should continue to address:
- Key distinctions between Democrats and Republicans on social and economic issues.
- Demonstrable track record in leading and doing the right thing both in policy and ethical behavior.
- Bipartisan attitude and effort in pooling ideas and working with all sides to find the best solutions.
Clearly, the convention floor was energized. I would say (as others have also said) that the presentation was not as strong as the content. I’d …
In this weekend’s Wall Street Journal, there is a report of an investment made by Nancy Pelosi and her husband.
They put somewhere between $50,000 and $100,000 into T. Boone Picken’s company, Clean Energy Fuels Corp.
At first blush, the relatively small amount (compared to millions of dollars in assets held by the Pelosis) would make most consider this to be a non-issue. And by House Rules this is evidently not a conflict of interest. And besides, everyone can see that Natural Gas and Wind Energy are the future of America, right?
That shows you how well our politicians police themselves.
$50,000, $100,000, these are not small sums of money. Mrs. Pelosi may bandy about billions of our tax dollars with little thought, and …
It’s so easy to get away with things. Right in front of everyone. No one seriously does anything about it. We’ve seen it with Obama, Clinton, Clinton, and today, with Chris Dodd.
I don’t know why I keep thinking that people like Dodd are respectable and of high integrity. When Countrywide gave him a great, no a ridiculously incredible deal on his mortgage (his wasn’t a sub-prime, was it?), he had to know right then an there that he was get preferential treatment of an order that was inappropriate for a US Senator. Add to that the fact he received significant political contributions from the company and then he co-sponsors the Dodd-Shelby housing-bailout bill (that essentially bails out the likes of Countrywide).
And now, National …