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

Entries from May 2007

Warren’s World

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments

From The Pitch: As the chairman of a powerful city agency, Republican operative Warren Erdman is the elephant in the room By David Martin Warren Erdman is one of the city’s most powerful men. He once accused me of being “fixated” on him. I’ll admit to being fascinated. See, I keep trying to figure out […]

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Tags: Kansas City

CDT Blog: Blunt Hearts Hulshof for UM System President

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments

The Columbia Tribune Politics Blog has these quotes today from Governor Blunt regarding Kenny Hulshof: “I’ve made no secret that I think Congressman Hulshof, Kenny Hulshof would be a fantastic president of the university,” Blunt said today in Columbia. “I’m very thrilled that he has placed his name forward as somebody that might be willing […]

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Tags: Matt Blunt · Rep. Kenny Hulshof

Hobbs Reflects on Recently Completed Legislative Session

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments

By Tim Hare In a session that he termed “topsy-turvy”, state representative Steve Hobbs (R-Mexico) reflected on the recently completed state legislative session during a Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast held Friday at the Chamber’s facility. “The peaks and valleys of the session were just amazing,” said the three-term state representative. The session was embroiled […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · MOHELA

KCI: “The Airport From Hell”

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments

From KMBC: U.S. Rep. John Mica of Florida who once called Kansas City International security “the airport from hell” has softened his stance, KMBC’s Micheal Mahoney reported. Mica, who is the top Republican on the House Transportation Committee, toured the airport on Tuesday with U.S. Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri.   Mahoney reported that Mica […]

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Tags: Kansas City · Rep. Sam Graves

Bond Seeks to Re-interview Valerie Plame

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he wants to again interview former CIA officer Valerie Plame. Bond said Plame has given inconsistent accounts of how her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, was sent to Africa to investigate reports that Iraq was trying to get uranium there, USA Today […]

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Tags: Iraq War · Senator. Kit Bond

Fred Thompson Announcing Candidacy Over the Fourth of July Holiday?

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments

The Missouri Political News Service is surprised that Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden’s blog “Fred Thompson-N-Mo” – the not too very subtle instrument he uses daily to electronically prostrate himself for Fred Thompson – missed this blurb from The Politico: Fred Dalton Thompson is planning to enter the presidential race over the Fourth of July […]

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Tags: Carl Bearden · Decision '08

Van Eaton From 9th District?

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments

“The buzz out of the 9th CD is that district insiders have begun to strongly consider Jason Van Eaton, a top aide to Sen. Kit Bond, as a top contender to replace Rep. Kenny Hulshof should Hulshof be named MU president….Some say Van Eaton’s star has risen due to his family ties in the district” […]

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Tags: Jason Van Eaton · Rep. Kenny Hulshof

Governor Matt Blunt Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

May 30th, 2007 · No Comments

“This is yet another example of judicial activism, where a court’s action oversteps the bounds of prudent Constitutional interpretation. This reckless decision could force cities and school districts to raise taxes and subject Missourians to the threat of strikes by critical public sector employees. Public sector employees are different than all other employees, and taxpayers […]

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Tags: Matt Blunt · MO Supreme Court

Adventures in Politics – Analysis

May 29th, 2007 · No Comments

From Reflections of a Paralaytic: Well, my internship at the State Capitol has come to an end. May 18 was the last day of session. The best I can tell people when they ask me what it was like working there is that it was interesting. I can’t say that I particularly enjoyed it or […]

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Tags: MO Legislature

Barnes Campaign Still Stumbling Out The Gate

May 29th, 2007 · No Comments

First is was this. And now another gaffe. From The Source: In a speech to the Heritage Group in St. Joseph last week, former Kansas City Mayor, Kay Barnes spoke of the progress recently made in downtown St. Joseph. When discussing the need for planning in redevelopment, Barnes specifically mentioned the Heartland Regional Medical center […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Kay Barnes · Rep. Sam Graves