Hush, Rush*

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Note to those who are hyperventilating: I'm about 100% sure Rush knows this is meant to be taken lightheartedly and with good humor. I appreciate so many of you rushing to defend him and condemn me for this post. Now calm down. — Erick

Leaving church a short while ago following Good Friday services and contemplating the death and resurrection of Christ our Lord, I nearly had an aneurysm getting in my car and turning on Rush Limbaugh.

He was suggesting Bobby Jindal for Vice President. Shut your pie hole, Rush Limbaugh. Don't ever do that again.

I am an elected city councilman in Georgia. I have lived in Georgia for nearly 15 years. Louisiana is my home. I believe in this great republic of ours there are no indispensable men, perhaps save Rush, but he's testing that theory today, but Bobby Jindal is a necessary man in Louisiana at this time.

Louisiana too is going through a resurrection. Bobby has successfully had two special sessions of the legislature to reform taxes in the state and reform ethics in the state. Being there two weeks ago, there is a new pulse in the state. The state has a heartbeat again. People again believe the state is salvagable.

Rush Limbaugh would have John McCain ruin that all by picking Bobby as his Veep. Bobby can't be Veep because Louisiana needs Bobby at this time. The state cannot spare him, even for the good of the party or the good of the nation. Besides, I think Bobby has improved odds of outright being President in four to eight years.

The only saving grace of Rush daring to suggest this is that it is Rush suggesting it. Surely McCain will discount the idea outright.

Rush, we should get behind Governor Palin. She's conservative, she's smart, and she looks a whole heck of a lot better than Bobby Jindal or John McCain. Oh, and if she were to leave her post, her state would not slide back into the gutter.

So Rush, stop with pushing Jindal. Louisiana needs him too much right now.

*Title changed because I fear Gamecock might otherwise have a heart attack.


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I am sure, as an honorable man, that he would politely decline.

And, as I recall, Alaska is in the bag.

Now stop it.

"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it"-Winston Churchill

I don't think we want a pregnant woman on the campaign trail.

Mark Sanford for VP.

She's over 7 months Pregnant. She have the baby pre convention and she has the energy to campaign even with a newborn.

Pols kiss babies. She can bring her own.

McCain/Palin + infant.

New birth for America?

I thought she recently became pregnant.

and she kept her pregnancy to herself until she was seven months along. Don't take that as my endorsement of her as VP; only Party loyalty got me to support her for Governor and nothing she's done has changed my mind.

In Vino Veritas

Shut your pie hole? Rush is one of the single most important conservatives around. He deserves more respect than that. You can disagree with him and I tend to agree w/ you to let Jindal fix LA, but using KOSkid language/tone is silly.

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Allow us our periodic hyperbole. Erick obviously is quite pleased with Rush.

I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful 100 percent.

If Jindal quit to run for veep, it would be as bad as what Billary is doing. Jindal just got elected, in a state full of demonrat sleaze. Rush is not always right, only yours truly and GC are always right :) Eric runs this place and he can say whatever he wants about Rush or anyone else. We need JC,. and yes, there is no substitute, not even Condi.

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... and scoop up some fence sitting Dems in the process. He should pick JC Watts to counter Obama.

“.....women and minorities hardest hit”

JC Watts would be a mistake, not that he isn't a great qualified guy, but he would be like putting a good paint job on a crappy car and expecting to get top dollar.

Republicans need to do the ground work (street cred) to earn the black vote instead of trying the top down trick. Watts as VP would make the party look scared, defensive, reactive, and weak. Look how any top black brass in Republican party gets marginalized now.

I believe now is a great time to court the black vote in a grass roots honest way and steal major market share from Dems. Especially if Hillary steals the nomination. JC would be great for leading that effort.

Conservative thinking IS the answer for black prosperity. However, we have done a HORRIBLE job marketing and selling it, if at all. This is a big opportunity for conservatives.

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"crappy car" referring to our effort in gaining support from black voters.

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you make a great point re the paint job

CC, you are one of the best here bro.

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Look how any top black brass in Republican party gets marginalized now.

Care to elaborate?

It'd be a narrower list and easier to ask: What black republicans/conservatives are held in high esteem by the black community and the media(for electability)?

I can't think of one that isn't marginalized and thought more of a sellout rather than a mentor or role model.

This is meant for general election purposes, not among conservatives only.

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...but imagine what the black community (and in turn the GOP) would gain from seeing a charismatic leader without the Obama fluff ascend to the presidency if McCain either decides he's too old to run for a second term or (c'mon, you know you're worried about this too) dies in office? While it might seem like a bit of pandering, it would be an undeniably attractive addition for many.

I agree that JC would be a good VP. But this discussion is more focused on the point of adding a JC to the ticket for election purposes. I am saying it won't do much good to get votes, not that he wouldn't do a good job.

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In 4-8 years, we'd have a battle royale. Sanford v. Palin v. Jindal v. Watts (heck, even though I'm not a fan I'll throw Romney in the mix). If two of the 5 were on the ticket, what a sight that would be. Liberals be damned!

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JC would be the best because he is inspriational and becaue he is loved by all the warring tribes of conservatism. We conservatives do not see everyone as a racial ethnic group, I can't think of a white who would help McCain as much as JC Watts.

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Among Obama supporters, 20 percent said they would vote for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, if Clinton beats their candidate for the nomination. Among Clinton supporters, 19 percent said they would support McCain in November if Obama is the Democratic nominee.

...in much the same way that many disgruntled Republicans and Conservatives have drifted back to Johnny Mac once it became clear who he was facing and the stakes involved. I wouldn't count on this.

Why do people keep bringing it up. HE. IS. NOT. INTERESTED.

“.....women and minorities hardest hit”

ever take political advice from conservatives...ESPECIALLY Rush Limbaugh?

Your reply ought to be first page.....

on the list of possibles.

And Erick, really man, isn't your transgression of outting the words "shut pie hole" together with "Rush Limbaugh" in a headline any day, much less on Good Friday, about say 1000 times worse than your perceived transgression as per EIB?

I am ashamed that people will click on Red State and read that.

please take that off the site

its vile

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+5 by mcg

n/t

Erik made his approval of Rush obvious and we all need an attention grabbing headline periodically.

Remember the flack I caught from flyerhawk re: Stud? Hyperbole is perfectly acceptable, as long as we don't say %$#@!*& piehole. :)

I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant's faithful 100 percent.

The tone of this post (at least, its title and conclusion) is entirely inappropriate, particularly given the gratuitious Good Friday reference that introduces it. Kind of a darkness mixing with light thing.

And it's also a gross overreaction.

Rush likes the idea of Bobby Jindal for VP. So what? Do you really think Jindal is going to be swayed by a talk radio host, even one as esteemed as Rush? Or even by a groundswell of support from outside of his state?

I say---clearly, no. He is committed to turning Louisiana around, and he is succeeding, so he's going to stick with it. This reflects part of the very character that Rush no doubt admires.

So Rush's talk is just that, talk. Don't sweat it so much.

While Limbaugh has been an important conservative leader, he does have his Ann Coulter moments. Sometimes he likes the sound of his own voice a little too much for my taste. He does not always have the grasp of the nuances of an issue or situation.

I hope that the rebirth of the Republican Party and the conservative movement will be idea-driven, not personality driven like the Democrats. That way, when we develop our own home-grown superstars, they will have resumes with real accomplishments to back it up, not just a resonant voice and a telegenic smile like Obama.

There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. - Frank Zappa

...or are you just trying to put words in my mouth?

Limbaugh sometimes says or does things that make me cringe. Obviously, including a Republican governor's name on a list for VP consideration is not one of them.

As I did say, it would be a mistake to entrust the future of the Party and the movement to a personality, whether it be in the media or a political figure. We should not put Limbaugh on a pedestal or hold him above criticism.

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I couldn't agree more. As a native Louisianan who wants to see our state come back, I know Bobby leaving now would be a real setback. We finally have someone in office who's not afraid to shake things up. If the rest of his term is anything like his first couple of months I see a very bright future for Louisiana.

pleeeeeeease take Charlie Crist for VP!!!! (Either side)


-- A true evolutionist would let endangered species die off. Anyone care to change sides?
-- Saving baby whales and baby trees, but killing baby humans. Huh?
-- imwithfred but where is he? --

The idea of Charlie Crist being a "heartbeat away" is chilling. He has been talking about carbon credits lately. He opposes drilling for oil 100 miles off the Florida coast, even though Castro is going to drill there anyway. He floated the idea of a re-vote when we are in the midst of a major fiscal crisis in the State. Zero foreign policy experience and a spray on tan. I will endure his term for the good of the nation.

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Lesson of the year: do not make Attorneys General Governors. In Crist's case, he had zero record on how he would change the laws, only on enforcing them. So we had no idea of his views. Fortunately our Legislature cancelled his imposition of inappropriate California automobile emissions standards. Someone needs to educate him on the differences in the air flows and atmospheric conditions between Cali and Florida, where there are no mountains keeping the air from circulating.


-- A true evolutionist would let endangered species die off. Anyone care to change sides?
-- Saving baby whales and baby trees, but killing baby humans. Huh?
-- imwithfred --

is a good lesson for voters here in MO. I do not want Jay Nixon to have any more power than he already has.



Fighting for conservatism one day at a time.

I know a lot of you really like elected attorneys general, but there are really good reasons to have appointed AGs.

In Vino Veritas

that the best way to help McCain in Nov is to not make demands of him, recognizing that his electability hinges on his appearing as a maverick of sorts, one who does not take marching orders from one segment of the party. Rush knows Jindal is not being considered nor would any person that Rush would go out of his way to promote. I think this is totally intentional so that MCain can still claim his independence from the "radical right" so to speck. Instead of foucsing on who Rush is suggesting, I'd be paying closer attention to who'd he's not pushing. Rush has been playing games this whole election season and he should be getting a lot of credit for all the help he is providing McCain even if not in the conventional sense.

If McCain chooses a running mate someone that Rush Limbaugh was constantly pushing & promoting on the radio, it will only hurt McCain with his moderate base. If it appears that McCain ignored Rush's advice, while still choosing someone with acceptable conservative credentials, it will bolster him with the base without alientating the independents.

we may as well start working on 2012.

Rush is still mad that FDT ran such a bad campaign.
He's a bad loser.

was the Novak column about the very liberal RINO woman that McCain has chosen to run the Republican Convention.

Just when you come to grips with voting for him, he goes ahead and kicks Conservatives in the groin again.

And not much comment yet other than you?

... as she override the legislature to provide marriage benefits to same-gender partners of employees. She also has no foreign policy experience.

Also, if the GOP is having trouble winning Alaska, the election is over.

It was a symbolic statutory response to an AKSC decision on Constitutional grounds. Might have been useful for wedging some Democrats, but that's about it. After a few hundred thousand dollars in legal expenses, the AKSC would have thrown it out on the same equal protection grounds that it used to confer the benefits to begin with.

The only solution would have been another Constitutional amendment, we already have a defense of marriage style amendment that the SC just brushed aside, and the Legislature couldn't muster the votes for the Am.

Jeez, now somebody's gotten me to defend Governor Palin!

In Vino Veritas

Plus, I'm not seeing any indication of Sarah Palin playing second fiddle to ANYBODY. I think she has her finger in the wind for the slightest sniff of Ted Stevens' blood and would "allow" herself to be "drafted" to run for his seat should he be charged in the current investigation, seem too damaged by it, or in the remote possibility that he would step down.

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If so, I can not and will not support her. That is indefensible. When will Republicans learn there is no benefit to supplying these benefits to homosexuals? Yes, it gets some favorable press but in the short and long run electorally, it is a loser.

pontificating about things they don't know anything about. The State was sued during the Knowles (D) administration by a group of homosexual employees. The lawsuit languished awhile since the Knowles Administration was very good a manipulating court cases to political advantage. It got to the AK Supreme Court which handed down a decision just in time for it to be useful in the '04 election - I'm sure nobody else's SC plays politics. We had a spirit discussion in the Murkowski Administration about working with the Leg on a Constitutional Amendment that we could whip people up with, since Lisa Murkowski was up, but couldn't put it together. We did what we could to delay and obfuscate and try to get the Court to take the heat by making them tell us exactly and in bureaucratic detail how to implement their decision, but we ran out of moves and finally were forced to implement the SC's ruling. The Leg then passed a statute directing the Executive Branch NOT to provide the benefits. Major separation of powers issue there in addition to the fact that the Courts would have enjoined the statute before the ink was dry on the Governor's signature. Why spend the money on a fruitless and expensive run back up to the same SC that handed down the original decision? Just a practical move.

She stated her personal opposition to conferring same-sex couple benefits, and I believe that opposition to be sincere, but she took her AG's I believe good advice and vetoed a pointless and merely symbolic bill that would have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend.

In Vino Veritas

I wonder how many Knowles appointees were on the Court when the original decision was handed down? I noticed that Governor Palin has appointed one member of the Court (Winfree?), did he take part in the latest decision?

are Knowles appointments; he served two terms. All the litigation on this went down in Knowles and Murkowski. Palin was only involved with the Leg's answering statute. Her new appointee, about whom I know little, won't change the balance; it's a very liberal court on Constitutional issues, but then Alaska has a very liberal Constitution. I actually always did very well with the SC on employment law issues we took up. So much so that the National Academy of Arbitrators (labor arbitrators) were whining in their journal about how little respect Alaska courts showed them.

In Vino Veritas

I have always found it still takes liberal judges to apply a "liberal" constitution to homosexual "rights". The state "equal protection" clause does not HAVE to apply to those who participate in homosexuality, it is up to judges to apply that clause to such activists.

liberal judges and a liberal constitution. The Alaska Constitution was a mid-'50s think tank model only slightly modified in a Constitutional Convention. Alaska politics in those days was very leftist for the times and most of the political in-crowd were either New Deal Democrats or the scions thereof. It was also right on the heels of the McCarthy times. So, we have stuff like an explicit right to privacy which has given us legal personal use of marajuana and stuff like a Constitutional guarantee of "fairness" in administrative and legislative investigations which is bootstrapped onto due process to place a very high process burden on the government.

During my time with the State government, the way we dealt with them was to pick our cases to go up very, very carefully and look for the stinkiest possible facts; some conduct so reprehensible or outlandish that the courts couldn't get past the stinky facts and engage in liberal flights of fancy. 'Course, you don't always get to pick your cases and it is well to remember that the other side is doing the same thing.

In Vino Veritas

Her two neighboring states are Russia and Canada. Yes, GWB had Mexico, but she has two countries for border states.

-- A true evolutionist would let endangered species die off. Anyone care to change sides?
-- Saving baby whales and baby trees, but killing baby humans. Huh?
-- imwithfred but where is he? --

One is our number one oil provider and the other will be in the top 5 over the next decade.

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To do so would mean he'd have to admit he cannot do so on his own. Expect his maverick style to include his choice for VP.

"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood." -Fred Dalton Thompson

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Is the standard that is to be applied, how well McCain's VP choice appeals/panders to Social Conservatives?

How about, qualified to take office in the event McCain is forced to leave office due to health or some other matter?

How about, adds some skill to the McCain executive team that is lacking? Like say real business skills from really running a business?

If the standard is just appeal/pander, we ought to be working on printing up those McCain/Huckabee buttons now.

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Huckabee doesn't, and he isn't conservative. But I know there are others out there that do and are.

I expect McCain to select someone that pretty much agrees with him. I don't have a problem with that.

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Before you start with your typical response, I don't, did not, and can't see ever seriously supporting Huckabee for president.

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That I did not say, but I will say Huckabee is barely qualified to lead Arkansas, yet alone the United States.

But the question of would a social conservative be qualified to be President, of course, unless like in the case of a big slice Huckapie, that's all there is.

Anyone that campaigns and wants to change to constitution to more accurately reflect "holy scripture" is someone who I would never vote for and most like work against.

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We simply do not have many "popular" conservative Governors right now that would make alot of sense politically. You pretty much start and end with Sanford. More moderate-conservatives like Palin and Pawlenty are available, but its not like McCain can work from a list of a dozen current or recently former conservative Republican Governors to choose from to "balance" out the ticket. That's not the fault of McCain, it's the fault of us as Republicans for not getting more good Governors elected in red/purple states.

would have been an outstanding candidate in my opinion. It's too bad he has effectively ended his political career by opting out of running for reelection after one term.

Sanford may make a lot of sense to you, but he doesn't make a lot of sense politically (there is a difference, you know;)

The cycle from convention to general election is only 8 weeks. That is not a lot of time to be introduced on the national stage (which Sanford would definitely would need); as well as overcome any peculiarities in his time of service.

Eight weeks would be too short to deal with the issue of the Confederate flag.

Also, did you know that he wasn't able to vote for himself in his own re-election campaign? True story: he forgot which precinct he was registered in, and went to the wrong one. Can you see what the MSM would do with this?

Sanford is a good choice for a Cabinet position, but not for VP in this cycle, especially if Obama is the nominee (again, the Confederate Flag issue).

I'm for Palin.

More than the national GOP and McCain need him as VP. The sad part is Bobby should be starting his second term as Govenor of Louisiana. Then, perhaps, Louisiana could spare him. Alas, Blank-o was such a nice lady, a good white Democrat, who DESERVED her chance to be Governor don't you know!

It is a shame we don't have more two-term Republican governors who could be at the very least VP candidates, if not Presidential candidates this year. I bemoaned that earlier, we have allowed red/purple states like Virginia, Tennessee, Colorado, Arizona, Montana, etc. to elect Democrats for 1-2 terms and were left with Governors (and Mayors) who were either forced (Romney) or just were (Guiliani) to be too liberal socially in blue/purple states who were not up to national GOP standards for President.

My sa sentiments entirely. As a fellow Louisiana native, Bobby Jindal is sorely needed at home. One battle at a time Rush, one battle at time.

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and coming less than 48 hours after my first known appearance in the New York Times (with absentee), identified in same as "Red State's Gamecock" risks taining the Rooster!

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Fighting for conservatism one day at a time.

1 - compliment you on your wisdom overall
2 - admit rooster-driven vanity
3 - my need for humility
and
4 - that I pine for the day that nyt'ers show off that they get mentioned on Redstate!!!!

then we will know that sanity rules

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1. thank you
2. don' we all have a little vanity
3. humility is for the weak - I mean come on, I have obvious references to a biblical passage in my screen name
4. that would be the day

Keep up the good work sir!



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his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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to make sure that I wish everyone on here a Happy Easter. I hope that everyone is going to be able to enjoy their families while they reflect on the meaning of Easter.



Fighting for conservatism one day at a time.

I've been racking my brain trying to figure some way I could brag having been plugged at the New York Times blog without bragging. You gave it to me on a silver platter. : )

absentee

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had we thought about it for two minutes, we would have edited same.

Come now man...

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Gamecock, calm down. He knows it is in good natured fun.

Fight On!

eyeroll

You should have indicated it was an inside joke w/ you and el Rushbo to the rest of us in the dark.

I'm not quite in that club yet.

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We're not the ones who made the inappropriate post. Fine, now you say it's 100% lighthearted. So what? That doesn't suddenly change the tone. And it doesn't suddenly make the dissonance with your opening phrase about Good Friday any less severe.

What if you'd said, "Leaving church a short while ago following Good Friday services and contemplating the death and resurrection of Christ our Lord, I overheard an obscene joke" and proceeded to repeat it in the post. Wouldn't that strike you as inappropriate?

So claims of lightheartedness don't fix it.

btw, I got that "just saying" phrase from Neil Stevens!

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prostitution and that the only issue left is the price

just saying

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buy and eat a whole apple pie in your honor

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Seriously, the post was wholly meant to be humorous. I'm sorry the tone in which I wrote it did not translate very well because of the original title.

I assure you Mr. Limbaugh knows it was intended humorously.

Fight On!

You and me both. No throwing Limbaugh under the bus -- my grandmother, maybe, but not Rush!

EE

Fight On!

GC is kind of on an up today

its personal

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right through the computer screen. You didn't get some "horizontal refreshment" last night did you?

In Vino Veritas

Few things on this earth bring me as much joy as Apple Pie ... among those few: apple strudel, apple turnovers, apple dumplings, apple crisps ...

mmmmm, aapppleessss.

absentee

Shouldn't you eat a peach? Right after finishing off a plate of jambalaya with respect for Erick's Louisiana birth.

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you changed the title. I didn't read it as humorous either.
I wholeheartedly agree with your points, but was struggling with the tone a bit.
Your site though, so I deferred.
Tschuss!

It's a very short list, and Jindal is not on it. Here's the short list.

http://www.theonion.com/content/infograph/mccains_running_mate

We already have TWO candidates running for President who are unqualified for the job, with ZERO executive experience between them.

Give Bobby the time to build a record of achievement -- one or two terms will be enough -- and then he will be a shoe-in to win the top spot!

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and I think I'm a little calmer for it. I get all the same information online without having to hear people talking over each other or dwelling on some dumb idea for a whole week.

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I know it's a slow news day for Rush when he plays a lot of his parodies. Those are the days I just switch him off. Especially when he gets a new one and plays it 4736874 times.

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Rush may be onto something here. Erick, I understand your commitment to your once homestate (I'm still baffled why my birth state of Maryland threw out Erlich for the schlub O'Malley), however here's my initial points:

I missed Rush's program and saw his comment in the "Quick Hits" portion of the EIB's daily feed....

Bobby Jindahl is setting a record pace for reform/righting the wrongs in LA. When is the normal Assembly session over for this year? That would be the time to see McCain's hard court press to get Bobby to come aboard.

You'd like to see Jindahl run in 4-8 years; there's no better guarantee than to be McCain's running mate and potential VEEP.

Should Jindahl be asked for the good of the country to accept the VEEP slot, no doubt he will be allowed to keep a sharp focus on LA. We think of the crap response to Katrina at the Federal level. Betcha' a VP Jindahl would mute that election criticism.

Gov. Sarah Palin, OH how I wish(ed). Having seen my wife endure nine months of pregnancy and delivering my third child last month, there is no practical way McCain can or should ask Palin to be his running mate. She is seven months "*with child". Her and her husband's fourth wouldn't be even ready to be bottle fed come RNC convention time. I would be shocked if she even accepted. She has a longer road of reform to make in Alaska, being that she & company failed to oust the current state GOP chairman 2 years before his term is up.

If you and others would come and see where the zombified FredHeads partially ended up (well, 200+ at least), www.StandStrongAmerica.novahost.org , you'll see a non-scientific round-by-round poll for VEEP being proferred based on strength of submitted names by grassroot movement conservatives. Currently, in the "final" round, attempting to push McCain & campaign to naming his VEEP choice next month, things are running (1) Fred Thompson, (2) SC-Gov. Mark Sanford with Gov. Palin and Mitt Romney trailing in a third place tie.

As I am currently looking forward to a SCOTUS Justice Fred Thompson nominee coming in 2009/2010 from then President McCain, if you don't want Gov. Jindahl to get picked, that leaves either Sanford or Romney (*c.f. Weekly Standard's recent piece on this by Fred Barnes supporting Romney).

Regardless, it's important to remember when standing strong against the tide, we have the faith to move mountains, even if the size of a mustard seed.

We can move mountains! We are the change the country is hungry for! We can change America for the better... YES WE CAN!

(Sen. Obama cannot)

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So much more could get done if no one gave a damn who got the credit.

Is this even possible? Fred has been invisible since he left South Carolina. Have there been any FDT sightings since that primary?

-- A true evolutionist would let endangered species die off. Anyone care to change sides?
-- Saving baby whales and baby trees, but killing baby humans. Huh?
-- imwithfred but where is he --

if he was put forward as a nominee. If for no other reason than to see how hard the left worked to find him unworthy of the post. They would be scraping closets from houses he lived in 40 years ago to find skeleton residue.

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people."
A. Lincoln

To make lasting change on the court, in our efforts to de-politicize it, the age of the nominee is so important.

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Erick speaks it right. What do we gain if Jindal is the nominee?

We gain a great guy who is a viable POTUS nominee in 4-8 years. We gain a guy who can offset the whole "first minority" status (possibly) of the Dems. And that's about it. In doing so, we still have no confirmation of winning the election (the non-response to Obama/Wright should confirm that this is indeed a religious movement, and it will take a trainwreck in office by Obama to make people convert). Plus, VPOTUS nominees, without winning the election and being VPOTUS, virtually never win. Even half the time, VPOTUS's lose if the president isn't popular enough. See: Edwards, Gore, Kemp (some reports in 2000), Quayle, Mondale, Dole, etc. The only VPOTUS candidates/officeholders to ever get the job are Bush (popular president), Nixon (8 years after the office), FDR (12 years after the nomination)...and then you have to go back to the 19th century to find a successful one, IIRC.

What do we gain by Jindal staying as LA-Gov? We gain a guy who will prove his executive leadership, a guy who could build the LA Republican Party into a position of power, a guy who wouldn't be tarnished by any of the dirt that the Dems will undoubtedly throw this year. Think about it: if they had no problems race-baiting against their own candidate, then what would they do to a guy who essentially takes the 'Republicans hate minorities' line off the table? And what do we lose by not having Jindal as VPOTUS nominee? Essentially nothing-there are other men just as qualified for VPOTUS, and who bring just as much to the table.

Sorry, but this is part of that 1.4% of the time Rush is wrong. Pains me to say it, but it's true.

In politics, you have your word and your friends; go back on either and you're dead. (Rule #11 of the public policy process)

However, seeing as that was literally 100 years ago, I hope I can be forgiven.

In politics, you have your word and your friends; go back on either and you're dead. (Rule #11 of the public policy process)

So much more could get done if no one gave a damn who got the credit.

You put my thoughts into words much better than I could have. I agree, Bobby Jindal needs to stay in LA and clean the place up. He has many years ahead of us and is an example of the type of GOP politiciian that needs nurturing so as to keep the GOP strong for future years.

 
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