"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." -- Mahatma Gandhi

Entries from October 2007

Big Money, Big Ideas

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

By Tim Woodcock Rex Sinquefield could have retired and opted for the quiet life. Instead he left his life in California, where he ran an investment company, and returned in 2005 to St. Louis, the city in which he grew up, and threw himself into the political arena and into philanthropy. The dining room of […]

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Tags: David Stokes · School Choice · Show Me Institute · St. Louis

Jack Jackson Endorses Governor Mitt Romney For President

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that former Missouri State Representative Jack Jackson has endorsed his candidacy for President of the United States. Jackson will help organize Governor Romney’s statewide grassroots efforts and communicate Governor Romney’s message of conservative change in Washington. Announcing the endorsement, Governor Romney said, “I am proud to have […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Matt Blunt

Rep. Parker a Panelist at Cultural Leadership Event

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Former State Representative Sherman Parker will be one of five panelists who will share their views on race and politics at a Cultural Leadership event scheduled for Sunday. The November 4th event – moderated by Dave Drebes from the Arch City Chronicle and MOScout.com – will be held at 3:00 pm at the Central Reform […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Hon. Sherman Parker · St. Louis

Quote of the Day: FireUp Missouri’s Temper Tantrum

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Is this what it now comes down to FiredUp Missouri? You must now resort to verbal temper tantrums by calling your opponents “sniveling, thin skinned punks” and “pantywaists?” We’d be upset too if the only people we could get to listen to us pitch a bad story were: 1.) A two bit columnist with an […]

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Tags: Scott Eckersley

No Dry “Writ” at the Courthouse

October 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Hat tip: The New Muse: Judge Craig Carter dismissed without prejudice Ernest O’Gaffney’s writ of mandamus against the county commissioners trying to force them to turn over county records to the custody of the county clerk. The Case.net notation dismissing the action was made Oct. 29 and another notation showed that correspondence was sent to […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Video: Matt Blunt Responds to Eckersley Firing

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Hat tip: K.C. Prime Buzz

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Tags: Matt Blunt · Scott Eckersley · Videos

Coalition Names Six Former Chiefs as Honorary Co-chairs

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Contact: Chip Robertson (573) 230-4665 For Immediate Release October 30, 2007 JEFFERSON CITY — Following a summer fraught with criticism of the method by which a slot on Missouri’s Supreme Court would be filled, six former chief justices of the Court have joined an organization formed to protect Missouri’s nonpartisan court plan and preserve the […]

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Tags: Hon. John Ashcroft · MO Supreme Court

Blunt Picks Fight With Chatty House Dems

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

By Jackie Kucinich Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is criticizing House Democratic leaders for doing what most politicians do best: talking. Blunt has accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) of exploiting a longtime House custom that allows senior lawmakers extra time to speak on the House floor during important debates. […]

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Tags: Rep. Roy Blunt

Paul McKee a No-Show at Public Meeting

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

By Kathleen McLaughlin I went to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hyde Park on October 25 for Metropolitan Congregations United’s fall public meeting, in hopes that Paul McKee Jr. would appear. I don’t believe in Santa Claus, or the Great Pumpkin. But I hoped a prominent — if reclusive — local developer who says he […]

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Tags: St. Louis

The Main Candidates for Missouri Governor in 2008 Have a Lot in Common.

October 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Both are political professionals. Current Gov. Matt Blunt was born into politics, the son of neo-con Congressman Roy Blunt. After attending the Naval Academy and a stint in the Navy, the governor went straight into the family business, bypassing the aging process and any real venture in the world where the rest of us live. […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Matt Blunt