Archive for April, 2006

Honesty is the best policy

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

When dealing with others, always be fully honest. You will save everyone a lot of grief if you simply don’t take things into your own hands without consulting everyone involved.

Heard the Man Speak Today

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Don't Stop Thinking about Tomorrow

More Spin in 9 Days than Ever Before

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

These 9 Days are going to be insane for CNN.

Cancel those Labor Day 2008 plans.
The Republican National Committee announced yesterday it will hold the GOP nominating convention Sept. 1-4, 2008 — just days after the Democrats formally choose their nominee on Aug. 28.
“Our next nominee for President will enjoy the benefit of an exciting and dynamic national convention,” RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman said in a statement.
Scheduling the conventions within days of one another marks a major break with tradition and is the result of gamesmanship between the two national party committees.
In 2000, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush was nominated on Aug. 3, two weeks before Vice President Al Gore became the official Democratic standard-bearer. Four years later Democrats nominated Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry on July 29; Republicans didn’t formally put Bush forward until more than a month later.
As a result of the timing, Kerry was forced to begin spending public-provided general election dollars a month before Bush — putting him at a major disadvantage, according to many Democratic strategists.
Hoping to avoid a repeat of that situation, the Democratic National Committee announced its dates last November. Republicans privately seethed, arguing that the DNC’s move was intended to box them into holding their convention before the Summer Olympics, which run Aug. 8-24.

GWU History Department

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Tomorrow is my last day of registration as an undergraduate, and I have completely changed my schedule since learning the US Constitutional History is taught by a Women’s Studies professor. First off, GW what are you thinking. You are the college where I have constitutional debates three times a week, and you throw Women’s Studies at me (Nathan, I apologize, but that class would drive me nuts, just not my thing).

Therefore, I am now taking the Modern American Presidency with an entertaining, but okay educating Professor. He is a little scattered, but I can manage. However, I don’t really know if I want to take it because I sort of already know all the general themes for each president Teddy through Slick Willie (who the class covers). Nothing else is offered really, and I want American. So eh.

However, while at GW, the History Department has offered US Hist 1890-1945, US Hist 1945 – Now, Revolutionary US History, History of the First Federal Congress (which basically covers to 1800, but not technically). They lista class covering 1815-1860, but in 3 1/2 years here. IT HAS NEVER BE OFFERED. Basically the 19th Century of US history gets the holy shaft at this school. I am not saying I am a civil war nut or whatnot, but comeon, give me something.


Bored Googling

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

At 2:31 in the morning, I was bored and avoiding work. I just watched West Wing which is currently in the middle of Election night for a presidential election. So I googled my old Bosses at the Kerry Campaign.

Corey Ealons is the Communications Director for a Congressman.
Fran Lalas just ended working on a New York Lieutenant Governor’s race.

And Myesha Ward is testifying against Democrats in Wisconsin.

Myseha was sent to Wisconsin in late September, 2004. And apparently the night before election night, some Democrats weren’t too kind to Republicans.

In the spirit of Campaigns…Here are some Clips:

The phrase “Operation Elephant Takeover” came up innocently enough, said Democratic consultant Opel Simmons III, at a staff meeting to search for “just kind of a rallying point” in the home stretch of the 2004 Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign.

Witnesses at the trial of five Democratic staffers accused of slashing tires on 25 vans outside Republican Party offices in the pre-dawn hours of Nov. 2, 2004, said the “operation” was originally just a slogan on a dry-erase board, but as election day neared, it became an agenda for hijinks.

The plan was to decorate the Republican headquarters on W. Capitol Drive with Kerry-Edwards signs and bumper stickers before the polls opened. But it didn’t quite work out that way once a few staffers drove by the GOP office on their way to Democratic headquarters late that night.

“We were prepared to go, but then when they came back, they said there were security guards that were circling the office,” Myesha Ward, one of several political operatives who came from outside Wisconsin to aid Democratic efforts, testified Thursday. “So we decided to call it off.”


You can find the play by play here: