Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Which way will she go?
Of course, Sue's indecision was before Republican heavy-hitters like the President and Sue's buddy Tom DeLay began trying to convince fence-sitters like Sue to support the bill, according to this Reuters story. DeLay, who has been a regular contributor to Sue's war chest, was quoted as saying, "It will be a tough vote but we'll pass CAFTA tonight." But to do that, Sue and other so-called moderate Republicans are going to have to swing his way since several Republicans from North Carolina have already said they plan to vote no.
UPDATE 7/28 By a vote of 217 to 215, CAFTA passed late last night. It will be interesting to see now how Sue tries to spin this into being beneficial to people in the 19th, instead of what it appears to be: just another cave-in.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Stretching the truth...
Thursday, July 14, 2005
No time for you...
Here's a brief lesson for Sue and her spokesman: the people who read the North County News actually live in the 19th. The people who watch local TV news in Connecticut or read some Wisconsin newspaper do not.
So send an email to the North County News letting them know that canned responses don't cut it here in the 19th. If Sue can find the time to talk to folks in Connecticut and Wisconsin, surely she can find the time for the people in her own district.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Placing a bet...
Perhaps Sue's silence is due to the fact that she's on vacation. But since we're talking about placing a bet, we think it's more likely that she sees the whole issue as a lose-lose situation: if she speaks up against Rove, she becomes a Republican maverick and that's not exactly something Sue seems comfortable doing. Indeed, Sue seems much more equipped to sweep controversial issues under the rug in the hopes that the people of the 19th aren't paying attention. But this time around, we'll be paying attention to what Sue has to say -- and when she chooses to remain silent.
Monday, July 04, 2005
Sue = Vulnerable?
"With a year and a half before Kelly will face re-election, potential opponents seem to coming out of the woodwork. Some politicos suggest the Hudson Valley's changing demographics and displeasure with recent events in Washington have Kelly looking a bit more vulnerable.
Democrats said to be interested include attorney Judy Aydelott, educator Ben Shuldiner and political consultant Darren Rigger, who, until recently, was a fundraiser for Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-Manhattan."
The above omits Richard Shea, Philipstown Town Councilman, as a person with a strong interest in the race. And we have heard there may be one or two more - this is a good sign! Stay tuned....
Friday, July 01, 2005
Sue's sweet spot for penny stocks...
First, a disclaimer: there are many good microcap companies out there that make perfectly legitimate investments. But given their limited trading volume and how easy it is for 1 or 2 investors to manipulate the price, they're not exactly a stable investment, say something you'd want to bet your Social Security dollars on.
But those concerns don't appear to figure into Sue's calculations. Yesterday, the main PAC/lobbying group for microcap stocks mentioned its special relationship with Sue in this press release, noting that Sue has spoken at their annual leadership conferences along with über-Conservatives (and former Congressmen) Jack Kemp and J.C.Watts.
Is this really the type of company that constituents in the 19th want Sue to be keeping?