Grier Martin for Senate

I'm often amazed at the speed with which the world can change. One minute I'm biting my nails, wondering if one of the most capable representatives in Congress will leave the House and run for Senate. And in the blink of an eye, I'm writing a post declaring my unqualified and passionate enthusiasm for a different person, a man I am asking to take the plunge: Representative Grier Martin.

I first got to know Grier on March 3, in a live-blogging session that started this way:

It's been a busy BlueNC week. We closed out February with the first-ever Women on Wednesdays, and a record 13,008 unique visitors for the shortest month of the year. We got the scoop on "new rules" for the NC House, and today we have a second-term representative, Grier Martin, stopping by to answer your questions. He's a primary sponsor on the Renewable Portfolio Standards bill, and is intensely interested in veterans affairs and family issues.

Dole = Bush

Cross posted from The Progressive Pulse
Put it on a bumper sticker. For Brad Miller, or any other Democrat who is considering a run against Elizabeth Dole, your campaign does not need to be any more complicated than that.

Voters need to be relentlessly reminded that Elizabeth Dole has been nothing more than a loyal lap-dog for George Bush. His administration, and Dole’s judgment, have been disastrous both for our country and for North Carolina.

Rob job

I've been hoping Rob Christensen at the N&O would weigh in on the 2008 US Senate race for some time now, thinking he'd dig in behind the scenes of one of the biggest contests to hit North Carolina in a good long while.

Well, he did weigh in today, but it was a waste of time and ink. Not only did Christensen have nothing interesting to say, he dutifully parroted worn-out GOP talking points about Liddy's legendary prowess on the stump. From all I can tell, Rob is either a secret member of Senator Dole's campaign staff, or he left his brain back in 2002, when our very senior Senator could actually walk and chew gum at the same time.

The Liddy Dole that Rob Christensen wrote about in this column doesn't exist today. And that's a fact.

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