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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tuesday Random Thoughts

Today the US Senate will take a cloture vote on a motion to proceed to Bush's Amnesty Bill. Just kill this thing already. I'm reading that the vote to proceed will probably pass, but getting cloture(60 votes) on the motion to end debate is right on the edge of 60 votes. Maximum pressure needs to be applied to our servants in the US Senate in the next 48 hours. Please pick up the phone and call both our US Senators from California Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein. We can defeat this monstrosity, but only with a huge effort.

The dust up on the CRP COO debacle has reached the blowback phase(yes Rudy G., there is such a thing as blowback). I just read an excellent article by our National GOP Treasurer Tim Morgan on the situation. It seems that Tim was a lone voice on the BOD calling for a wider search for a COO. Instead the Board of Directors rubber stamped Ron Nehring's choice of Michael Kamburowski by 19 to 1. I understand the reason that Chairman Nehring wanted his his own guy in the COO slot. He had a working relationship with the guy, but that doesn't excuse the fact that no background check was done. Hopefully Ron now understands why I was so skeptical on these hires in the first place. Procedures have to be followed and it doesn't do any good to hire someone just because you like them. Look at all the negative publicity this is now generating. It wasn't worth it.

Hopefully the selection of interim COO Bill Christiansen will stabilize things. I think this is a great interim choice. Bill has proven himself from his many past years of service in the party apparatus.

3 Comments:

  • At 10:42 AM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    "Maximum pressure needs to be applied to our servants in the US Senate in the next 48 hours."

    FYI Allan, we are living in the representative democracy which means that once you vote for a guy, you got what you prayed for.

    I have seen your presidential choices in which you are favoring one Republican Bolshevik after another.

    With your choices you will need more than 48 hours to babysit them.

    So be careful what you praying for.

    Since Americans are unwilling or incapable to babysit their own creations you may be forced to hire illegal one.

    There you go Allan, CRP fiasco allover again.

    -Stan

     
  • At 10:52 AM, Blogger Allan Bartlett said…

    Stan, I am supporting Ron Paul for President. I don't know who you're supporting, but Ron Paul is definately not a "bolshevik".

     
  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger Agent Orange said…

    To be honest Allan, I have no clue who Ron Paul is so I do not need to worry whether or not he is the Bolshevik because he will not get elected.

    I still do not know how Bush got there?.... and why was he tolerated for two terms by Republicans?

    Can I trust Republicans?.... Huh?

    -Stan

     

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