Reuter’s entertainment news reports that Robert Redford is planing a sequel to “The Candidate” from 1972. In “The Candidate”, Redford “played a Democratic Party candidate for the Senate who has no hope of winning and who finds his ideals compromised by the realities of politics.” Redford said in the sequel he will play the same character 30 years on, who is now president of the United States. “Right now I’m frightened for my country,” he said in one of several political asides during a news conference by the actor who makes no secret of his liberal leanings.
Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader released the following statement today in honor of the anniversary of Women’s Equality Day: “Today, 85 years after women finally obtained the right to vote, we celebrate the successes of the women’s suffrage movement and the continuing fight for equality, the opening of doors, and the smashing of glass ceilings. “But we must stand sentry over our civil rights, never forgetting the hard-won fight to obtain them, and continuing to work for the rights and equality of our sisters around the world.
The Rev. Al Sharpton will be joining Cindy Sheehan, the Peace Mom, on Sunday at Camp Casey. Sharpton’s office said Thursday he would participate in a prayer vigil Sunday with Sheehan in Crawford, Texas. Sheehan returned on Wednesday to Camp Casey, named after her 24-year-old son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, who was killed last year in Iraq.
American’s are “Mad As Hell” about prices at the pumps and the GOP is getting nervous. As consumers feel pain at the pump, record high gas prices are registering as a political problem with congressional Republicans. At a town hall meeting this week, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) wanted to talk about Social Security and Medicare, but the session quickly turned to gas prices. When Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) toured a Veterans Affairs clinic Wednesday, the first question put to her was: “What are you going to do about the high price of gasoline?” And a growing number of GOP officials worry that, as the party in power, Republicans will pay their own high price — at the ballot box. … Continue reading
When Cindy Sheehan and others pack up camp on August 31st at Camp Casey, she will be taking her message on the road. Cindy Sheehan said the day after she leaves Aug. 31, she will embark on a bus tour ending up in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24. Then the group will start a 24-hour vigil in the nation’s capital. “I am not alone,” she said at a news conference Thursday. “There’s the people standing behind me here, but there’s thousands of military families … who want the same answers to the same questions.”
I wrote earlier in the week about Dianne Feinstein’s roll in the upcoming Roberts nomination and her pledge to query Roberts on his views on abortion. Yesterday in a speech to the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Feinstein recalled the days when abortion was illegal. “I remember what it was like when abortion was illegal,” Feinstein said in remarks at a Los Angeles County Bar Association luncheon. “When I was a college student, I watched the passing of the plate to collect money so young women could go to Tijuana for an abortion. I knew a woman who ended her life because she was pregnant.” As the first and only woman on the Senate Judiciary Committee that holds hearings and … Continue reading
Since Russ Feingold made his leap to announce a time frame to pull out of Iraq, there has been some considerable clamor from liberals for other Senate Democrats to step up to the plate and follow suit. With Iraq heating up and Cindy Sheehan is out in front as the Poster Mom for the anti-war movement, the tension has been mounting between factions of the Democratic Party. Kevin Drum of The Washington Monthly offers some solid advice to all concerned, in the L.A. Times: Needless to say, an internecine war between its hawks and doves is the last thing the beleaguered Democratic Party needs. You can be sure that Karl Rove would do his best to hammer such a wedge … Continue reading
Pat Robertson apologized for his remarks Monday about Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan President. However, he couldn’t quite find it in his heart to make a fulfledged apology… oh no, his apology has a clause: “Is it right to call for assassination?” Robertson said. “No, and I apologize for that statement. I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him.” “I said before the war in Iraq began that the wisest course would be to wage war against Saddam Hussein, not the whole nation of Iraq,” Robertson says in the statement. “When faced with the threat of a comparable dictator in our own hemisphere, would it not be wiser to wage … Continue reading