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And the Seventh Seal breaketh…

a tdaxp Special Report by “Aaron”

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Aaron is a Noted Beacon of Non-Partisan Sanity

Well, a month and ten days after the invitation was extended, I decide to sully TDAXP with my presence. I’m posting in the category “Democrats,” although by rights I think I ought to make a completely new TDAXP category, say perhaps “Eat Your Fishheads” or “Things You Know are Right (Left),” but I’ll tamper with Google rank later. TDAXP has put a lot of work into his setup and I wouldn’t want to jeopardize it. Did you know it is Google Search #1 for “polar bear fetish”? Go ahead, look it up. That doesn’t happen by accident.

Anways, enough chicanery. I’ve nearly posted two or three times on various topics since Dan’s invitation to blog, but kept stopping short for fear of not enough time or not enough research to do the topic justice. So, to finally quiet him up about not publishing, and to hopefully stave off another reminder that my own precious “blog” (http://aaron.groundrocket.org) is down, I’m going to pseudo post and do better the next time. Here we go.


A Lot of People Supporting Tom Daschle… In Iowa – Daschle has been all over IA in recent months. He spoke at the annual Democrat’s Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in November and spoke again at the beginning of this month at the University of Iowa at Ames. Then, just a few days ago, went to bat for IA Governor-hopeful Chet Culver, stating “Chet is in the strongest position to be the next governor.” Why so much time in Iowa when more money could be picked up courting wealthy donors in much bluer states? Naturally, one assumes Presidential aspirations. But why no visits to New Hampshire?

John McCain – Our next president is spending a lot of time getting his name in the news on inconsequential matters. What does John McCain know about ‘ala carte’ cable television? Why does he get in a pseudo-partisan fight with Democrat wunderkind Barack Obama over how to best approach a bipartisan call for lobbying reform? Is any press good press in a Republican primary that thus far seems to be winnable on name recognition?

Abortion in South Dakota – Roger Hunt of Brandon and a number of his colleagues are sealing their political doom during our current legislative session. Another ban on abortion in this state has passed through the legislature by a large margin. This time it does contain a provision for a mother’s threatened life. Governor Rounds will likely sign. There will no doubt be a number of costly legal battles, but at least some lawyers will get rich at South Dakota taxpayer expense. Why bother ending this fight, Hunt, et al? What will you campaign on in the next election? Fiscal responsibility? Your party gave that up with Bush. Devotion to agriculture? Bush and Thune want unprofitable farming stricken from South Dakota’s subsidies list. Family values? South Dakota doesn’t care about families, only the unborn. Families are welcome to be torn apart by legal gambling, alcoholism, domestic violence, etc. as long as all children, wanted or unwanted, get a chance to grow up on the Reservation or the slums of Sioux Falls. South Dakota Republicans won the Events Center battle (rightly so) but their turnouts are going to fall dramatically if they don’t have the Pro-Life zealots holding candlelight vigils before every election.

Finally, some self-serving observation. South Dakota is about to pass a Transportation Bill that declassifies bicycles and horses as vehicles. The local news, then national, then Fark.com all came to the ( ridiculous ) conclusion that this was to allow our hillbilly ( and fit? ) alcoholics to find their way home without resorting to driving under the influence. The unintended consequence, which I believe the lawmakers have not thought through, is to endanger the rights of cyclists and equestrians on public highways. I am concerned that losing status as an automobile will place any liability for traffic accidents not on the at-fault party, but on the cyclist or horse rider. I will be very melancholy the day ( imagine Republican sneer ) “some lawyer” gets a reckless, inattentive, or just plain ignorant asshole off after he kills some bicyclist training for the Tour de Kota.

Well, I thought you could all use a break from Dan’s homework. Thanks for listening. I’ll rant more later.

FEC: Daschle Will Run for Senate Again in 2010

This letter constitutes formal written notification,” Federal Elections Commission, 14 June 2005, http://query.nictusa.com/showimg/25056.gif (from South Dakota Politics).

I don’t know what’s the most bizarre part of this letter: that Daschle’s mailing address isn’t in Aberdeen (that’s where he said he would move if he lost!), that the Federal Elections Commission thinks he is running against Thune in 2010, or that the the FEC uses fax numbers for email addresses.

Federal Election Commission
Washington, D.C. 20463

June 14, 2005

Thomas A. Daschle
P.O. Box 1656
Sioux Falls, SD 57101

Candidate ID Number: S6SD0028

Dear Mr. Daschle:

This letter constitutes formal written notification that “A LOT OF PEOPLE SUPPORTING TOM DACHLE INC” has filed reports of receipts and disbursements with the Commission and appears to have received contributions and/or made expenditures in support of your 2010 candidacy in excess of $5,000. Commission Regulations define a “candidate” as “… an individual who seeks nomination for election, or election, to Federal office, whenever any of the following events occur:

(1) The individual has received contributions aggregating in excess of $5,000 or has made expenditures aggregating in excess of $5,000.

(2) The individual has given his or her consent to another person to receive contributions or make expenditures on behalf of that individual and such person has received contributions aggregating in excess of $5,000 or made expenditures aggregating in excess of $5,000.

(3) After written notification by the Commission that any other person has received contributions aggregating in excess of $5,000 or made expenditures aggregating in excess of $5,000 on the individual’s behalf, the individual fails to disavow such activity by letter to the Commission within 30 days receipt of the notification.” (11 CFR § 100.3(a)).

You have thirty days from receipt of this notification to disavow these activities. To disavow send a letter directly to the Commission, marked Attention: Reports Analysis Division, stating that you are not a candidate for Federal Office and that you have not authorized the solicitation of contributions nor the making of expenditures on your behalf.

If you do not disavow these activities, you should file a Statement of Candidacy (FED Form 2). The FEC FORM 2 can be downloaded from the FCC website at http://www.fec.gov, or requested through the FEC Faxline at (202) 501-3413. (11 CFR § 101.1(a)).

Please note that Senate candidates must send a copy of their Statement of Candidacy to the FEC via fax (202-219-0174) or electronic mail (2022190174@fec.gov), in addition to filing their official copy on paper with the Secretary of the Senate. (11 CFR § 400.20(b)(1))

 

Update: Ryne McClaren picks up the story (courtesy South Dakota Politics).

Update 2: On the same day, Clean Cut Kid and David Kranz of the Argus Leader pick up the story. Both are Democrat-sympathizers, so it is not surprising that they took their time with the information. At least CCK bothers to post his work online, unlike Kranz.

Tom Daschle Speculation (Homosexualist South Dakota Values)

‘Architect of the Defeat of Federal Marriage Amendment’ Tom Daschle Receives Homosexual Award,” by Bob Ellis, Dakota Voice, 15 June 2005, http://www.dakotavoice.com/200506/20050615_5.asp (from South Dakota Politics).

The picture

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The caption

Former South Dakota Senator and former Senate Majority Leader Daschle received the New York National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Leadership Award for leading the “successful fight to defeat the proposed Federal Marriage Amendment in the Senate,” according to Roberta Sklar, Communications Director for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

Many consider Daschle’s opposition to the Federal Marriage Amendment a key reason for his 4,508-vote loss to John Thune in November 2004. Daschle was the first Senate party leader in 52 years to lose a re -election bid. …

“Senator Daschle put his quarter-century career in Congress on the line to stand up to the forces of intolerance and division and kill the Federal Marriage Amendment. We are proud to honor such rare courage and leadership,” says Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

The Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation’s most vocal homosexual advocacy groups, gave Daschle a score of 63% on their 2004 scorecard, and 100% on their 2002 scorecard

The speculation:

Accepting an award for standing up to his old constituents won’t win Daschle any friends in South Dakota. NGFLF is extreme enough, even ignoring South Dakota politics. To those new to the Mount Rushmore State: The most visible defense of the homosexualists who volunteered to clean up litter on a South Dakota highway was by the Ku Klux Klan. I believe the Grand Wizard’s quote was “Who cares who does it? The roads need to be clean!”

But Daschle keeps making noises about running again. If he’s not going to run from South Dakota, he could either

  • move, and run from another state, or
  • run for President

Moving to another state just isn’t likely. President Daschle, on the other hand…

Tom almost decided to in 2004. He was so close, in fact, that the Sioux Falls Argus Leader ran a front-page banner headline saying Daschle was in. It looks like Daschle is presenting himself as the liberal alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2008, who has been moving right on cultural issues.

Daschle ’08?

Daschle Wasted Everyone’s Time on Filibuster

D.C. Circuit Court Nominee Janice Rogers Brown: Twisting the Law to Advance Her Own Radical Views,” Alliance for Justice, http://www.independentjudiciary.com/resources/docs/Janice%20Rogers%20Brown%20Twisting%20The%20Law.pdf (from Independent Judiciary).

William Pryor: Unfit to Judge,” People for the American Way, 9 June 2003, http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=10911.

Democrats Filibuster Pryor,” Daily Kos, 1 August 2003, http://www.dailykos.net/archives/003626.html.

On The Unacceptability of Owen and Rogers Brown,” by Armando, Daily Kos, 19 May 2005, http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/5/20/2114/15293.

Senators Avoid Fight Over Filibusters,” by Jim Abrams, Associated Press, 24 May 2005, http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050524/D8A9ETF00.html (from Drudge Report).

Tom Daschle, my former Senator, lost his job because of his refusal to give Bush’s judicial nominees an up-or-down vote. Other Democrats do not share his dedication.

The Nuclear Option won’t happen. Enough Democrats agreed to give up Tom Daschle’s strategy of filibustering popular judges.

Judicial nominee Priscilla Owen gets the vote she’s been awaiting for more than four years, the most immediate beneficiary of a deal worked out by Senate moderates to avoid a debilitating fight over filibusters.

The Senate was voting Tuesday to end debate on Owen, currently a Texas Supreme Court justice, clearing the way for her to gain a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New Orleans. With the threat of a filibuster by Democrats removed, she was nearly certain then to get the simple majority vote needed to give her the seat that long has eluded her, perhaps as early as Tuesday.

The agreement, crafted over the past several weeks by seven Republicans and seven Democrats, also opened the way for yes-or-no votes on two other of President Bush’s judicial picks who have been in nomination limbo for more than two years – William H. Pryor Jr. for the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Janice Rogers Brown for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Rogers Brown is the greatest victory, because the Appeals Court in D.C. is considered a stepping stone for the Supreme Court.

What did the liberal netroots say about these three before?

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William Pryor
Daschle wasted time, but failed to keep him out

Wait for the GOP to explode in blinding rage as the Dems have successfully held their ground on the William Pryor nomination.

So I guess Democrats didn’t hold their ground yesterday.

Also:

Pryor is a leading architect of the recent “states’ rights” or “federalism” movement to limit the authority of Congress to enact laws protecting individual and other rights. He personally has been involved in key Supreme Court cases that, by narrow 5-4 majorities, have restricted the ability of Congress to protect Americans’ rights against discrimination and injury based on disability, race, and age. Worse, he has urged the Court to go even further than it has in the direction of restricting congressional authority. Just last month, for example, the Court, in an opinion by Chief Justice Rehnquist, rejected Pryor’s argument that the states should be immune from lawsuits for damages brought by state employees for violation of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

On Priscilla Owen

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Proscilla Owen shaking hands with President Bush
Daschle wasted time, but failed to keep him out

For those not familiar with Judge Owen or the ongoing criticism of her, she gives new meaning to the word “conservative.” She is perhaps best known for her staunch opposition to abortion.

Now while everyone is entitled to his or her own personal views, Owen “has been at times so eager to issue conservative rulings in cases before her on the Texas Supreme Court that she has ignored statutory language and substituted her own views.” Hence the label, “unconscionable judicial activist.”

Judges are allowed to have personal views on issues. They are not supposed to allow those views to dictate their judicial decisions.

“A former lawyer for the oil and gas industry, she reflexively favors manufacturers over consumers, employers over workers and insurers over sick people. In abortion cases Justice Owen has been resourceful about finding reasons that, despite United States Supreme Court holdings and Texas case law, women should be denied the right to choose.

on Janice Rogers Brown

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Janice Rogers Brown
Daschle wasted time, but failed to keep her out

Justice Brown equates democratic government with “slavery,” claims that the New Deal “inoculated the federal Constitution with a kind of collectivist mentality,” calls Supreme Court decisions upholding the New Deal “the triumph of our own socialist revolution,” accuses social security recipients of “blithely cannibaliz[ing] their grandchildren because they have a right to get as much ‘free’ stuff as the political system permits them to extract,” and advocates returning to the widely discredited, early 20th century Lochner era, where the Supreme Court regularly invalidated economic regulations, like workplace protections. “Where government moves in,” Justice Brown declares, “community retreats, civil society disintegrates, and our ability to control our own destiny atrophies. The result is: families under siege; war in the streets; unapologetic expropriation of property; the precipitous decline of the rule of law; the rapid rise of corruption; the loss of civility and the triumph of deceit. The result is a debased, debauched culture which finds moral depravity
entertaining and virtue contemptible.”

I once compared the Conservative attempt to Seize the Judiciary to the end of the Vietnam War, with Conservatives as the Communists. The Judicial Branch represents Saigon. The Compromise represents a series of conventional vehicles, each one moving closer to the goal — the schwerpunkt.

It’s not the nuclear option, but the Conservatives are winning. Former Democrat Leader Daschle fought desperate to stop this and lost his job over it. Current Democrat Leader Reid hasn’t been able to maintain the same party discipline.

Ellsworth To Close Thanks To Daschle’s Leadership

The Limits of SysAdmin,” by Thomas Barnett, Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog, 7 May 2005, http://www.thomaspmbarnett.com/weblog/archives2/001757.html.

Ellsworth,” by Quentin Riggins, South Dakota Politics, 11 May 2005, http://southdakotapolitics.blogs.com/south_dakota_politics/2005/week19/index.html#a0004665723.

CCK and Liberals Against Terrorism, as well as AP through National Public Radio, and Kelo, and KSFY, are saying that Ellsworth AFB is going to close. I thank Bush, Rumsfeld, and Daschle for making this possible.

Noted geostrategist and Kerry vote TPM Barnett recently criticized blood pork Senators

The push to get out of Iraq is getting serious, as I don’t think Chairman Myers testimony on his way out the door was in the same backward-glancing manner of Army Chief of Staff General Eric Shinseki last year on the question of troop levels in Iraq. I think Myers is voicing the same concern I hear when I visit military commands down in Florida: the sense that if the White House wants further actions in the Global War on Terror, it better figure out how to make the SysAdmin load lighter in Iraq.

Same basic logic drives the report of the Overseas Basing Commission: that sense of being so heavily concentrated in the Middle East when there’s still unfinished business of the most crucial sort in Northeast Asia. Expect the Pentagon to begin arguing for a diminished role in the region as it anticipates a build-up toward an inevitable showdown with North Korea.

Meanwhile, expect Congress to engage in all sorts of idiotic arguments to stave off base closings in their states and districts. Isn’t it amazing how congressmen and women who don’t know their elbows from their a–holes on defense get all uppity on the Pentagon’s judgement whenever their slices of the pork pie are put at risk? “Reality check” my ass.

I am truly happy that my former Senator, Tom Daschle, was not one of these men. The Ellsworth Air Force Base in Box Elder, South Dakota would not have closed without Daschle’s leadership

The liberal bloggers are aghast that someone would point out Senator Daschle’s and Senator Johnson’s role in the creation of the 2005 round of military base closures (Known as Base Realignment and Closure or BRAC). All of their foul-mouthed vitriol is much sound and fury; signifying nothing. The 2005 BRAC round did not just magically spring into existence. It took an act of Congress. That act of Congress occurred during the Daschle-led Senate’s debate in September, 2001, over the fiscal year 2002 defense authorization bill. The bill contained a provision authorizing another BRAC round in 2003 (in conference negotiations, the year was changed to 2005). The House DID NOT HAVE a BRAC provision in their version of the authorization bill, and in fact was adamantly opposed to the idea. When a group of senators tried to introduce an amendment to take the BRAC provision out of the defense authorization bill, Daschle marshalled the votes to defeat the amendment, and explicitly voted to defeat it, as did Senator Johnson. At every point where the 2005 BRAC round could easily have been prevented, Senate MAJORITY Leader Daschle did all he could to push it forward. He explicitly voted for a new BRAC round, and appointed Senate conferees who refused to back down from keeping the provision authorizing the 2005 BRAC round, despite heavy opposition to it from the House conferee

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While Daschle played political games like everyone else, this rationalization of America’s defense would not have been possible without Senator Thomas Daschle’s leadership.

Thank you, Tom.

Thank You For Putting Ellsworth on the Table, Tom Daschle

Daschle, Johnson and Base Closings,” by Jason Heppler, South Dakota Politics, 4 May 2005, http://southdakotapolitics.blogs.com/south_dakota_politics/2005/week18/index.html#a0004565539.

I’m normally pretty critical of ex-Senator Tom Daschle. His flip-flops on filibusters, his destruction of the opposition party, and alienation from his home state are only some of his faults. But he has done great things, like when Daschle allowed Ellwroth to be put on the chopping block.

On September 25, 2001, the Senate, led by MAJORITY Leader Daschle, was debating the fiscal year 2002 defense authorization bill. The bill included “Title XXIX” which was language requiring a base closure process in 2003. In a last-ditch effort, Senator Jim Bunning introduced an amendment to eliminate the base closure process from the bill. A motion to table the Bunning Amendment was made and voted upon. The motion to table was agreed to by a narrow 53-47 vote, which kept the base closure provision in the bill. BOTH Senator Daschle and Senator Johnson voted to support base closure.

Daschle and his #2 Johnson were half the margin needed to allow this round of Base Closings to go forward.

But Tom did more than just vote for it: Daschle opposed House attempts to stop Base Closings.

The House was adamantly opposed to the bill, and even held up the defense authorization bill in conference specifically because of the BRAC provision. But the Senate conferees, appointed by none other than Tom Daschle, stuck to their guns to keep the BRAC provision in the bill. In the end, an agreement was reached to have a round of base closures in 2005 instead of 2003. And that’s where we are today.

In conclusion

In 2001, Tom Daschle was the MAJORITY Leader, in a position to prevent BRAC from ever happening. But instead of working to prevent a BRAC process that would put Ellsworth on the chopping block, Daschle did all he could as majority leader to make BRAC happen.

Unlike SDP’s Jason Heppler, I think this is a good thing. Security readiness is more important than blood pork. Thune sees this, and Daschle saw this. South Dakota blogers like Heppler and Seth should see this too.

Daschle to Run Again? For What?

On the record with Tom Daschle,” by Tim Fernholz, Georgetown Voice, 28 April 2005, http://www.georgetownvoice.com/news/2005/04/28/News/On.The.Record.With.Tom.Daschle-942532.shtml?page=2 (from South Dakota Politics).

Daschle’s not content with Thune being the highest profile South Dakotan.

As to your own political career, do you foresee a return to public office, perhaps a run for South Dakota governor?

I’ve always felt that it’s important that you never close any doors, and I’m not going to be closing doors in my political life for the foreseeable future. I don’t have any current plans to get back into elective political office, but I won’t say, and I couldn’t say, that that wouldn’t happen. We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds and what opportunities present themselves.

Daschle’s wife is a professional DC lobbyist, and unlikely to move out to Pierre. Tom is unlikely to want to be a Representative. Thta leaves Senator, Vice President, or President.

He couldn’t run for Senate before 2008, when the election will be Johnson v. Rounds. In 2010 he can challenge Thune again. Of course, if Thune resigns his seat to become Vice President, there’s an empty seat Daschle might easily take. Of course, “Democrat” Representative Stephanie Herseth would want the spot too.

President or VP is just as likely. Daschle was close to running for President in ’04 — so close that the Sioux Falls Argus Leader said he was — so that’s most likely. He doesn’t have a chance, so hoping for an Executive spot doesn’t make sense. Then again, his hard-line opposition to President Bush during his (attempted) reelection didn’t make sense,either.

Daschle Supports, Opposes Making it Easier to End Filibusters

Daschle Event and the Filibuster,” by Quentin Riggins, South Dakota Politics, 7 April 2005, http://southdakotapolitics.blogs.com/south_dakota_politics/2005/week14/index.html#a0004225389.

Did Daschle give a campaign speech?,” by David Kranz, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7 April 2005, http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050407/COLUMNISTS02/50407001/1059/COLUMNISTS (from J. Michael Berg at South Dakota Politics).

Tom Daschle was my home state Senator for 18 years. Like me he is Catholic, and like me he hasn’t taken mass in years (though my excuse is just not going, while his is that he is being disciplined by his bishop for supporting infanticide). He spoke at my alma mater yesterday, and he defended keeping the filibuster requirement at 60 votes

He defended his position that the 60-vote requirement for Senate approval of federal judges be maintained. Requiring only 51 votes, he said, could lead to requiring just 51 votes to approve budget or tax bills, too.

Tom Daschle was my home state Senator for 18 years. Like me he is Catholic, and like me he hasn’t taken mass in years (though my excuse is just not going, while his is that he is being disciplined by his bishop for supporting infanticide). He spoke at my alma mater yesterday, and he supported reducing the filibuster requirement at in civil rights cases

Later it was determined that this method was not good for the legislative process so 67 votes was made the magic number that would invoke cloture and end a filibuster.

At this point Daschle torpedoed his own argument. He said in the 1960’s during George McGovern’s time in the Senate the number of votes necessary to invoke cloture was lowered from 67 votes to 60 votes. This was done because Congress didn’t want Southern Senators filibustering Civil Rights legislation. Today people want to lower the number of votes on judicial nominees to 51 votes which would leave the minority with no protection against the majority.

So Tom Daschle must not believe that tearing apart a baby nine-months from conception is a civil right matter. Or rather, it is only if the baby is outside the womb. Because though the baby is capable of the exact same sensations whether inside or outside, in one case its human and in the other its not.

Or something like that.

South Dakotan War on Terrorism (CCK: Daschle is a Traitor)

Box Elder, South Dakota’s Next Ghost Town?,” by Seth Hahn, Clean Cut Kid, 16 March 2005, http://www.cleancutkid.com/2005/03/16/box-elder-south-dakotas-next-ghost-town/.

The word “patriotism” comes from the Greek word “patrios” — Fatherland. In Latin, “patrios” became “patria.” Patria” is commonly translated as “one’s country,” as in the poem, “Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori” (It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country). But “fatherland” is still a better translation. If the land is a father, then all males of the land are brothers: the patria is also a fratria — the Fatherland is a Brotherland. Not brothers in the biological sense, nor in the sense that I love Aaron and Rob as brothers, but nonetheless real brothers. Fellow citizens are brothers in the land.

The attacks of September 11th did not target South Dakota, and it is very unlikely that further al-Qaeda attacks would. But South Dakotans still have obligations to protect their brothers in New York and every other place where our enemies may attack. Only a terrible man would sacrifice his brothers’ safety for a small gain. Like the ancient traitors who opened city gates to enemy intruders, a man who steals his brothers’ security for silver is a failure.

Then why is new Clean Cut Kid Seth Hahn implying that Daschle was such a man?

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has just nominated former Nevada Congressman James Bilbray to the Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC). As Minority Leader, Reid has the privilege of selecting one of the nine-person commission. The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that defense experts say that “nation still has 25 percent more military base capacity than needed and $7 billion more might be saved.”

While this means that Nellis Air Force Base and Fallon Naval Air Station are safe, Ellsworth’s future, and the economic well-being of Western South Dakota are not so certain. State officials have recently “launched an all-out campaign to keep the base open” in an attempt to keep the $267 million in annual revenue that Ellsworth brings to the area.

It sure would be nice to have the Senate Minority Leader campaigning for us.

I would say it would be nice to have fratriots who love their brothers campaigning for the safety of us all.

In a comment, “Charley” says the same thing less poetically

Instead of our selfish, knee-jerk efforts to save Ellsworth as we bitch about the deficit and/or taxes we should look at whether or not it even makes sense to continue the base in SD.

Update: Seth continues his realistic attack on soldiers. Now, who does that remind me of in this book…?

Janklow Peons Daschle

Janklow on Daschle,” by Chad M. Schuldt, Clean Cut Kid, http://www.cleancutkid.com/2005/03/03/janklow-on-daschle/, 3 March 2005.

I’ve blogged on the symbosis of Republican ex-Rep/Gov/AG Bill Janklow and Democrat ex-Senator Tom Daschle.

Well, Bill purchased a two page peon to Tom in the Sioux Falls Shopping News, a paper hand-delivered to about every house in the Sioux Empire. The first paragraph implicitly compares Bill to Mark Anthony and Tom to Julius Caesar.

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Until Janklow’s felon-status lapses in a few years he’s out of local politics, and Tom’s probably out for good.

But they keep haunting me!