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SE with an Early look at the 2012 Governor races……

From SE………………

Unknown Incumbents: NH, UT, and VT.

Montana: Incumbent Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer is term limited. Potential candidates for the Democrats include Lieutenant Governor John Bohlinger, Secretary of State Linda McCullough, Attorney General Steve Bullock, State Auditor Monica Lindeen, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau, Senator Jon Tester, and State Democratic Party Chairman Dennis McDonald. Potential candidates for the GOP are Congressman Dennis Rehberg, former State Senator Roy Brown, former Secretary of State Brad Johnson, and former State Representative Duane Grimes. Considering the quality of the potential candidates, I rate this LEANS DEMOCRAT.

West Virginia: Incumbent Democratic Governor Joe Manchin is term limited. Candidates for the Democrats include state Senators Jeffrey V. Kessler and Walt Helmick. Other potential candidates include State Treasurer John Perdue, Lieutenant Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, State Senator Robert Plymale, State House Speaker Richard Thompson, State Auditor Glen Gainer, State Agriculture Commissioner Gus Douglass, Attorney General Darrell McGraw, Congressman Nick Rahall, and state Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. Potential candidates for the Republicans include former State Secretary of State Betty Ireland, State Senate Minority Leader Dan Caruth, State Senate Minority Whip Clark S. Barnes, State House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, State House Minority Whip Larry Border, Assistant Minority Whips Troy Andes, Ray Canterbury, and Lynwood “Woody” Ireland, and Representative Shelley Moore Capito. Considering the quality of the potential candidates, I rate this LEANS DEMOCRAT.

Indiana: Incumbent GOP Governor Mitch Daniels is term-limited. Potential candidates for the Republicans include Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman, Secretary of State Todd Rokita, Attorney General Greg Zoeller, former Attorney General Steve Carter, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett, State Treasurer Richard Murdock, State Auditor Tim Berry, Congressmen Mark Souder and Mike Pence, former Congressman and Club for Growth President Chris Chocola, and Conservative Activist Eric Miller. Potential candidates for the Democrats are Businessman Jim Schellinger, former Representative Jill Long Thompson, Mayor of Evansville Jonathan Weinzapfel, Mayor of Hammond Thomas McDermott Jr., Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez, and Congressmen Baron Hill, Brad Ellsworth, Andre Carson, Peter Visclosky, and Joe Donnelly. Considering the quality of the potential candidates, I rate this LIKELY REPUBLICAN.

Delaware: Incumbent Democratic Governor Jack Markell is probably running for re-election. Potential candidates for the Republicans are former Deputy Attorney General Ferris Wharton, State Auditor Tom Wagner, former US Attorney Colm Connolly, former State Senator Charlie Copeland, Drugstore Chain CEO Alan Levin, Wilmington Trust President Robert Harra, State Representatives Debbie Hudson and Tom Kovach. SAFE DEMOCRAT.

Missouri: Incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Nixon is probably running for re-election. Potential candidates for the Republicans are Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder, Congressmen Todd Akin, Sam Graves, and Blaine Luetkemeyer, and Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. LIKELY DEMOCRAT.

North Carolina: Incumbent Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue is probably running for re-election. Potential Democratic opponents to Perdue’s renomination are Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Attorney General Roy Cooper, State Auditor Beth Wood, State Treasurer Janet Cowell, Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson, State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin, and Congressmen GK Butterfield, Bob Etheridge, David Price, Mike McIntyre, Larry Kissell, Heath Schuler, Mel Watt, and Brad Miller. Potential candidates for the Republicans include former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory, former Raleigh Mayor Paul Colbe, President of High Point University Nido Qubein, State Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger, Congressmen Walter Jones Jr. and Patrick McHenry, and Congresswoman Sue Myrick. LEAN REPUBLICAN.

Washington: Incumbent Democratic Governor Christine Gregoire is probably running for re-election. Potential Democratic opponents include Congressmen Jay Inslee, Rick Larsen, Norm Dicks, Jim McDermott, and Adam Smith, Lieutenant Governor Brad Owen, State Treasurer Jim McIntire, State Auditor Brian Sonntag, State Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, and Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon. Potential candidates for the Republicans include Secretary of State Sam Reed, Attorney General Rob McKenna, former State Senator Dino Rossi, Congressmen Doc Hastings and Dave Reichert, and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rogers. TOSSUP.

North Dakota: Incumbent Republican Governor John Hoeven is poised to succeed Byron Dorgan as US Senator from North Dakota, meaning Lieutenant Governor Jack Darymphle will be the Governor in 2012. Potential candidates for the Democrats are Congressman Earl Pomeroy, former Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson, State School Superintendent Wayne G. Sanstead, former Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp, former State Senator Joel Heitkamp, and State Senator Tim Mathern. LIKELY REPUBLICAN.

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February 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates | , , | 3 Comments

More on Dan Coats…….

Democrats have been hitting former Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) for his domestic lobbying, but the biggest attacks on his lobbying past might stem from his foreign work.

Coats registered as a lobbyist for a foreign interest while he worked at Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand in 2000 and 2001. According to lobbying disclosure documents, he contacted members of Congress trying to get them to invite the Indian prime minister to a joint session of Congress.

Coats only personally lobbied for India, according to the documents, but around the same time his firm also did foreign lobbying for several other countries, including the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Taiwan.

Yemen isn’t exactly a country you want your name tied to right now, and the lobbying documentation provides Democrats with a ready-made attack ad to use against Coats.

Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) said the foreign lobbying brings things to a whole new level for Coats.

“It’s one thing to be a lobbyist; it’s another to be lobbying for Yemen,” she said. “He’ll have that hung around his neck day in and day out.

“I think it’s huge, and it’s going to be really hard to overcome.”

A spokesman for Coats did not respond to a request for comment.

This story from The Hill……….

This guy appears to be done for… right out of the gate…..don’t surprised if he pulls his name…..

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The 'After Action' report on the base over run in Afghanistan at Combat Post Keating…..

At that location, Combat Out Post Keatins…in eastern Aftghanistan….8 American soldiers died when their outpost was over ran….the 60 soliders there took out roughly 150 of the enemy in one of the deadliest battles in the U.S. military campaign in the country………..

The after action report goes on to say…...

With limited manpower and located in a ravine surrounded by steep hillsides, Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry had seen its mission devolve into protecting its base, Swan concluded. During the soldiers’ five months at the outpost, they were attacked about 47 times, three times as often as the unit that preceded them there, the report found.

Furthermore…..

“As a result, the chain of command decided to close the remote outpost as soon as it could,” the report said.

But a scheduled midsummer closure was delayed because the equipment needed to haul away base supplies, conduct surveillance and gather intelligence was sent elsewhere, the report said.

“The delayed closing of COP Keating is important as it contributed to a mindset of imminent closure that served to impede improvements in force protection on the COP,” the report said. “There were inadequate measures taken by the chain of command, resulting in an attractive target for enemy fighters.

Finally….Praise for the actions of the warriors……

The attack on Oct. 3 began at 5:58 a.m. with a barrage of insurgent gunfire and mortar shells from all sides and a simultaneous attack on a nearby U.S. outpost that limited the Americans’ ability to return the mortar fire. Afghan soldiers helping to guard the outpost could not hold their positions, and insurgents entered the base at three locations, the report said. U.S. soldiers eventually regained the momentum with the help of fighter jets and Apache helicopters. In addition to the eight soldiers killed, 22 were wounded.

“Members of B Troop upheld the highest standards of warrior ethics and professionalism and distinguished themselves with conspicuous gallantry, courage, and bravery under the heavy enemy fire that surrounded them,” said a statement from the U.S. military that accompanied the summary report.

After the action…the outpost was finally closed……

After the U.S. soldiers had regained control of their outpost, they began withdrawing. By Oct. 6, three days after the attack, they had destroyed what was left of the base to prevent insurgents from taking it over.

War is hell……

February 5, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Government, Health, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

The ‘After Action’ report on the base over run in Afghanistan at Combat Post Keating…..

At that location, Combat Out Post Keatins…in eastern Aftghanistan….8 American soldiers died when their outpost was over ran….the 60 soliders there took out roughly 150 of the enemy in one of the deadliest battles in the U.S. military campaign in the country………..

The after action report goes on to say…...

With limited manpower and located in a ravine surrounded by steep hillsides, Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry had seen its mission devolve into protecting its base, Swan concluded. During the soldiers’ five months at the outpost, they were attacked about 47 times, three times as often as the unit that preceded them there, the report found.

Furthermore…..

“As a result, the chain of command decided to close the remote outpost as soon as it could,” the report said.

But a scheduled midsummer closure was delayed because the equipment needed to haul away base supplies, conduct surveillance and gather intelligence was sent elsewhere, the report said.

“The delayed closing of COP Keating is important as it contributed to a mindset of imminent closure that served to impede improvements in force protection on the COP,” the report said. “There were inadequate measures taken by the chain of command, resulting in an attractive target for enemy fighters.

Finally….Praise for the actions of the warriors……

The attack on Oct. 3 began at 5:58 a.m. with a barrage of insurgent gunfire and mortar shells from all sides and a simultaneous attack on a nearby U.S. outpost that limited the Americans’ ability to return the mortar fire. Afghan soldiers helping to guard the outpost could not hold their positions, and insurgents entered the base at three locations, the report said. U.S. soldiers eventually regained the momentum with the help of fighter jets and Apache helicopters. In addition to the eight soldiers killed, 22 were wounded.

“Members of B Troop upheld the highest standards of warrior ethics and professionalism and distinguished themselves with conspicuous gallantry, courage, and bravery under the heavy enemy fire that surrounded them,” said a statement from the U.S. military that accompanied the summary report.

After the action…the outpost was finally closed……

After the U.S. soldiers had regained control of their outpost, they began withdrawing. By Oct. 6, three days after the attack, they had destroyed what was left of the base to prevent insurgents from taking it over.

War is hell……

February 5, 2010 Posted by | Aircraft, Government, Health, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

The U.S. offers to upgrade other countries troops equipment in Afghanistan….

A mine-resistant troop carrier outside the village of Pushtay in Afghanistan in January.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates pledged Friday that the United States would help protect foreign troops in Afghanistan by offering them armored transport vehicles, surveillance systems and electronic equipment to guard against roadside bombs. Such bombs have claimed more lives than any other weapon in the war.

What a wonderful common sense move….as equipment becomes available from the Iraqi campaiign…why not sell, loan or even give it to other countries troops operation in Aftghanistan?……Perhaps this might make those troops safer?……

Now no body like hand-me- downs….but nobody likes being unequiped to go out on patrols when  I.E.D.s are a re big problem….Since it cost money to pack equipment up and send it back to the states…why not find use for the stuff where it can be used……

Simple and smart……

Oh, and Gates wants to give these other armies better intel?…..why haven’t they been doing that all along?…we ARE all in this together…right?

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Jon Stewart visit's FOX News and finds them wanting…….

Jon Stewart, who already had a reputation for lobbing word grenades at media personalities and outlets that displease him, this week delivered one of the most sustained criticisms of Fox News ever heard on Fox News.

That network, lambasted by many on the left as an arm of the conservative movement, is a “cyclonic perpetual emotion machine” that has “taken reasonable concerns about this president and this economy and turned it into a full-fledged panic about the next coming of Chairman Mao,” Mr. Stewart told Bill O’Reilly of Fox.

Parts of the interview were shown on Wednesday and Thursday evenings on Fox News’s most popular program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” and were widely praised by television critics. But Mr. Stewart had a lot more to say about Fox in the portions of the interview that were edited out of the television broadcast.

This week, invited onto “The O’Reilly Factor” by its host, Mr. O’Reilly, Mr. Stewart asserted that Fox News was “the most passionate and sells the clearest narrative of any news organization,” then asked with a smirk, “are you still referring to it in that manner?”

Mr. O’Reilly defended Fox as a news organization and cited a poll last month by the Public Policy Polling organization that showed Fox News was more widely trusted than any other television news organization.

Mr. Stewart said Fox had been able to “mainstream conservative talk radio.” On television on Wednesday night, the exchange ended there. But in the studio, Mr. Stewart swung harder, saying Fox had mixed the “media arm of a political party” with “a little bit” of objectivity, something that White House officials have also asserted in recent months.

Fox News said the interview was edited only for time. A video of the unedited interview was posted on BillOReilly.com and on foxnews.com on Thursday night.

Listen folks…we all know where FOX News is coming fromn…it’s no secret…..But here’s a fact……The FOX news channel consistently out polls all the other cable channels…..not sometimes….all the time…a lot of some bodies watch their news…..even the Dog sometimes watches their news to see what the other half says……

There we said it…we sometimes tune FOX News in……Agh!

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Jon Stewart visit’s FOX News and finds them wanting…….

Jon Stewart, who already had a reputation for lobbing word grenades at media personalities and outlets that displease him, this week delivered one of the most sustained criticisms of Fox News ever heard on Fox News.

That network, lambasted by many on the left as an arm of the conservative movement, is a “cyclonic perpetual emotion machine” that has “taken reasonable concerns about this president and this economy and turned it into a full-fledged panic about the next coming of Chairman Mao,” Mr. Stewart told Bill O’Reilly of Fox.

Parts of the interview were shown on Wednesday and Thursday evenings on Fox News’s most popular program, “The O’Reilly Factor,” and were widely praised by television critics. But Mr. Stewart had a lot more to say about Fox in the portions of the interview that were edited out of the television broadcast.

This week, invited onto “The O’Reilly Factor” by its host, Mr. O’Reilly, Mr. Stewart asserted that Fox News was “the most passionate and sells the clearest narrative of any news organization,” then asked with a smirk, “are you still referring to it in that manner?”

Mr. O’Reilly defended Fox as a news organization and cited a poll last month by the Public Policy Polling organization that showed Fox News was more widely trusted than any other television news organization.

Mr. Stewart said Fox had been able to “mainstream conservative talk radio.” On television on Wednesday night, the exchange ended there. But in the studio, Mr. Stewart swung harder, saying Fox had mixed the “media arm of a political party” with “a little bit” of objectivity, something that White House officials have also asserted in recent months.

Fox News said the interview was edited only for time. A video of the unedited interview was posted on BillOReilly.com and on foxnews.com on Thursday night.

Listen folks…we all know where FOX News is coming fromn…it’s no secret…..But here’s a fact……The FOX news channel consistently out polls all the other cable channels…..not sometimes….all the time…a lot of some bodies watch their news…..even the Dog sometimes watches their news to see what the other half says……

There we said it…we sometimes tune FOX News in……Agh!

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Eliot Spitzer is itching to get back into New York State politics…..

From PoliticalWire………..

BS Top - Grove Eliot Spitzer

Lloyd Grove spoke to three longtime friends of disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer who confirm he is seriously mulling a political comeback.

Said one friend: “He wants to be relevant. I think he keeps toying with it — running against Kirsten Gillibrand or running for comptroller. He doesn’t have to raise the money. He already has the money, if he decides to do it. I told him he had to consider if this was something he wanted to drag his family back through again, especially if there is anything else [that is, a fresh scandal] out there…I hear that Silda [Spitzer’s wife] doesn’t want him to do it.”

During his Colbert Report appearance, Spitzer jokingly asked his host: “Are you running for office?”

“Are you?” Colbert fired back.

To which Spitzer coyly replied: “I don’t have to answer that question.”

Not yet anyhow.

The Dog is positive that Eliot wants back in…it’s just which seat?…….

February 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Crime, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , | 8 Comments

Obama is giving up on Healthcare?

Merlin just sent me a heads-up on this……

From Associated Press……

After insisting for a year that failure was not an option, President Barack Obama is now acknowledging his health care overhaul may die in Congress.

His remarks at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday night sounded contradictory at times, complicating congressional leaders’ effort to revive health care legislation as Democrats hunger for guidance from the White House. Even while saying he still wanted to get the job done, Obama counseled going slow, and bowed to new political realities. Democrats no longer command a filibuster-proof Senate majority, and voters and lawmakers are far more concerned with jobs and the economy than with enacting sweeping and expensive changes to the health system.

“And it may be that … if Congress decides we’re not going to do it, even after all the facts are laid out, all the options are clear, then the American people can make a judgment as to whether this Congress has done the right thing for them or not,” the president said. “And that’s how democracy works. There will be elections coming up and they’ll be able to make a determination and register their concerns one way or the other during election time.”

It seemed to be a shift in tone for the issue Obama campaigned on and made the centerpiece of his domestic agenda last year.

“Here’s the key, is to not let the moment slip away,” Obama also said.

Sweeping health legislation to extend medical coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans passed both chambers of Congress last year and was on the verge of completion before Republican Scott Brown’s upset victory in a Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election last month. Brown was sworn in Thursday, giving Republicans 41 votes, enough to block the initiatives of the Democratic majority.

Now the health legislation hangs in limbo. Lawmakers are looking to Obama for a path forward, but he has not publicly offered specifics. His signals have been mixed. At the DNC event he said Republicans should be part of the process — something they’ve shown little interest in and that would doubtlessly drag out a legislative effort that many rank-and-file Democrats want to end quickly. The health care bill has become unpopular with the public and a political drag for lawmakers.

“The next step is what I announced at the State of the Union, which is to call on our Republican friends to present their ideas. What I’d like to do is have a meeting whereby I’m sitting with the Republicans, sitting with the Democrats, sitting with health care experts, and let’s just go through these bills. … And then I think that we’ve got to go ahead and move forward on a vote,” Obama said Thursday.

From the Dog…..

Ok….The Healthcare Bill isn’t dead ……Yet…..

The Dog is deeply disappointed in the leader of the Democratic party in this country…..Who happens to be the President …..

Barack H. Obama…….

He has handled this whole issue with indifference and nativity ……

This action reported today just confirms it…..The Dog has repeated countless times here that Obama wound this thing up..then stepped away to leave the Congress holding the bag…with their pants down……

He has not DONE A DAMN THING to help Congress with this issue….to come out and say that the Democratic majority should now look to the GOP for help on a bill that was voted on and agreed to, in principle, by both Houses of  Congress is pure BULLSHITstraight up…if I was a Congressman I’d turn my back when he walked in the room…..

No smart Democratic Congressmen should stand for this….If this is all the rookie President can come up with….let the damn bill die…..and let the Republican laugh in his face…and tie his agenda up…he desrves nothing less…..

Note:..Bill Clinton did the same thing on Healthcare…and recovered….. and got re-elected to a second term….This isn’t the end for the guy…...

February 5, 2010 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , | 8 Comments

SE on the Democrats in Kansas…….

From SE……

KS-SEN: What Strong Candidates do the Democrats have?

With the current field of Democratic candidates in the running to run for Senate against whomever comes out of a bloddy Primary between GOP Congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt, it looks like there will be a GOP win. Which strong Democrats can take advantage of the bloody Primary that the GOP is having to go through? Well, I’ve done some research on who can run for the Democrats, and I found some interesting names.

1. Attorney General Stephen N. Six: After taking office as the 43rd Attorney General of Kansas, Stephen Six has made a commitment to fighting crime, protecting consumers and making Kansas a safer place to live, work, and raise a family. Six cracked down on individuals who commit fraud and scams and significantly increased the money recovered by his consumer protection division. Six has the statewide experience and public service going for him if he runs. One problem, however, is that he has never been elected statewide. He was appointed by Sebelius in early 2008 to fill the post of former AG Paul Morrison. Six appears set on running for re-election to his current post.

2. State treasurer Dennis McKinney: After taking office as the 38th State Treasurer of Kansas, Dennis McKinney has been emphasizing the importance of working with Kansas leaders to strengthen the state’s economy, increase good-paying jobs for hard working Kansans, and to encourage fiscal responsibility. As administrator of the state’s Learning Quest 529 Education Savings program, Treasurer McKinney believes that it is important that Kansas families have access to an affordable education following high school. Like Six, McKinney has the statewide experience and public service going for him if he runs. One problem, however, is that he has never been elected statewide. He was appointed by Sebelius in early 2008 to fill the post of former Treasurer Lynn Jenkins. McKinney, like Six, appears set on running for re-election to his current post.

3. State Senator Chris Steineger: As State Senator, Chris Steineger has made several important votes. Steineger voted nay on the Premium Assistance Amendment, voted yea to the Highway Advertising Regulation & Fees Amendment, voted nay to the Employment Verification Amendment, voted nay to the Late-Term/Partial Birth Abortion Amendment, voted yea to the State Employee Pay Increase Amendment to name several. Steineger would be a fresh face to the political arena if he ran, but he is largely unknown outside of his State Senate District and appears set on running for Secretary of State.

4. Former Congresswoman Nancy Boyda: During her time as Congresswoman, she supported research toward renewable forms of energy, particularly ethanol and biodiesel production that could benefit Kansas agriculture. She also served on the Armed Services and Agricultural Committees. While she would make a good candidate for Senate, she is pretty much unknown outside of her Congressional District and was ousted 51%-47% in 2008.

5. Former Lieutenant Governor John E. Moore: During his tenure as Lieutenant Governor, Moore also served as Chairman of the Governor’s Strategic Military Planning Commission. The Commissions purpose was to preserve and grow military presence in Kansas during the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process. He also served as Chairman of the Kansas Health Care Cost Containment Commission which focuses upon reducing the cost of health care administration in Kansas. Moore was also the Kansas Secretary of Commerce until 2004 when he stepped down to become the state’s first full time Lieutenant Governor. As Secretary of Commerce, he headed the Prosperity Summit process to develop the Economic Revitalization Act and the Economic Growth Act which were enacted into law in 2004. Like Six and McKinney, Moore has the statewide experience going for him if he runs. Moore, like McKinney and Six, are also considering running for KS-GOV in 2010.

6. State Senator Raj Goyle: During his tenure as State Senator, Raj Goyle has made several important votes. Goyle voted yea for Health Care Reform, voted nay for Capital Improvements Funding, voted yea for Mandatory Drug Testing for Drivers Causing Serious Accidents, voted yea for Income Tax Reductions and Sales Tax Exemptions, voted yea for the English as the Official Language Amendment to name several. Goyle would be a fresh face to the political arena if he ran, but he is largely unknown outside of his State Senate District and is currently set on running for Congressman Todd Tiahrt’s open seat.

7. Congressman Dennis Moore: During his tenure as a Congressman, Dennis Moore has served on the Budget and Financial Services Committees. He sponsored HR-5055, which would have raised the death gratuity paid to the family of a soldier who died in combat from $12,000 to $50,000, which was later raised again to $100,000. He also sponsored House Resolution 387 in 2003 calling on the Department of Defense to cover all travel costs for troops from Iraq and Afghanistan granted leave under the Rest & Recuperation Program. It was made law in 2004. Congressman Moore would be a decent candidate if he ran because he is known somewhat outside of his Congressional district. He also recently declined interest in a Gubernatorial run and is retiring from Congress.

8. Former Congressman and Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman: During his time in Congress from 1976-1994, Glickman was a leading congressional expert on general aviation policy and wrote landmark legislation providing product liability protection for small airplane manufacturers. He was later the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He held open hearings to bring the intelligence community’s post-Cold War activities to light and began a committee investigation into the Aldrich Ames espionage case. Glickman would be a somewhat weak candidate if he ran, though. He’s been out of office in Kansas since January 1995.

Am I forgetting anything?

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February 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics, Updates, Women | , , | 5 Comments