29 Days: Elizabeth Dole, the consummate Washington insider

DAY 29

Elizabeth Dole, the consummate Washington insider, will hold a fundraiser today in the Watergate Hotel, her home since 1975. In 2002, Dole won her Senate seat with help from Karl Rove and George Bush, but despite experience working in 6 administrations, Dole has failed to bring results home for North Carolinians. Maybe she just isn’t sure what North Carolinians need. After all, she only registered to vote in North Carolina just two days after Jesse Helms announced his retirement, after being gone from the state for 50 years, and in 2006 Dole spent just 13 days in the state. Too much time in Washington with her special interest friends has kept Elizabeth Dole out of touch.

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Keep up the pressure

Friends,
I wanted to drop a short note to all of you before I left.
I had to close my boatbuilding business in mid June because of the $4.00 gas and problems our custormers were facing getting construction financing on custom boats.

Since that time, I have been looking for a job.I spent the first 20 years of my working life in the charter fishing and diving business out of Morehead City.
I will now returning to sea, running a 120ft Oil rig crew and supply boat out of Camaron, La.

I will find out tommorow when I ship out,but it will be either Thursday or Friday.

I am very lucky to have found a command, with good pay and benefits in the present economy. If feel blessed that I can go back to work at a time so many can't find a job that will support their families.

30 Days: Dole's Abramoff Double Standard

DAY 30

As head of the NRSC in 2006, Elizabeth Dole refused to return or donate any of the hundreds of thousands of dollars that convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff donated to the committee. But she acknowledged that the keeping the money was unethical when she returned the $1,000 that Abramoff donated to her personal campaign. Why the double standard?

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The Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill

A fine study of politics and government from the great man of which it was said;
"He was half American and all British"

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing-after they have tried everything else

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.

We do not covet anything from any nation except their respect

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty

We are all worms. But I believe that I am a glow-worm.

Over-Committed

Dear BlueNC Community,

From the beginning, this campaign has been about over-committing. Starting almost two years ago, we have worked tirelessly to bring the voice of progress to Southern Wake County and to all of North Carolina. We have spent the last year door-knocking virtually every weekend, reaching over 15,000 voters so far and even more in the next 28 days. Our phone banks are now live, calling voters every week. We held a dozen fundraising events, sent out many mailings, and solicited online donations regularly.

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The way of the elephant, part II

This is the kind of economic environment you can expect from the free-market fantasies of Pat McCrory and John McCain.

One Lehman document among thousands reviewed by the House committee showed that four days before the bank filed for bankruptcy protection, Lehman’s compensation committee was asked to grant $20 million in “special payments” for three executives who were leaving, Mr. Waxman said. An e-mail exchange recommending a delay in bonus payments was apparently brushed aside.

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