Saturday, May 03, 2008

This & That for the Weekend Blog Post...

Our Party hosted our annual Campaign School today. Campaign School is a great tradition of the Republican Party and gives our people a chance to hear from some of the best minds in politics about campaign operations. I speak there at 2:30 p.m. today, so drop whatever you're doing and come over to the Ramada Hotel at 8th & Linn St.


Did you see this post on the Enquirer's Politics Extra Blog? It goes:

Mallory: Starting The Pig
Mayor Mark Mallory will be at the starting line Sunday morning, 6:30 a.m., for the 10th Flying Pig Marathon.He'll be starting the race by blowing a whistle. He reiterated Friday his refusal to start races by firing a gun and said his office informs anyone asking him to start a race that he won't do so by firing a gun

As much as I want to make fun of the Democratic Mayor on this, I simply can not. Good for him for taking a stand on this--albeit seemingly silly. The problem of gun violence is very real and if this contributes to a solution, then I'm good with it. See, the Republican Chairman can be magnanimous with a leading Democrat!


Tim Russert has a show on MSNBC simply called "Tim Russert." It's a 1 hour interview program not quite like Meet the Press. Today, he had on Justice Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia is simply a joy to watch. He is witty, brilliant, engaging and interesting. Justice Scalia is the torch-bearer for a conservative judicial philosophy. There is a difference between political conservativism and legal conservatism. Scalia is a brilliant jurist because he has a consistent conservative judicial philosophy that is unclouded by politics. The Russert episode re-airs at 6:00 p.m. tonight on MSNBC and is worth DVR'ing (while you watch the Derby at 6:08 p.m.).


Feel free to start commenting on this blog. I know many of you read it because you tell me so! But, I want some feedback and this is a great place to have that dialogue.

Have a great weekend.