Tuesday, September 12, 2006

~Vote for the man~Not for the party~

My Fellow Oregonians

I am a bit worried about the upcoming elections. Please consider that we need honest and responsible people in the US Senate. It is indeed terrible that my friend Joe Lieberman lost in the Connecticut primary election and is running as an Independent. Of course...It is about the man and not the party, and I ask as your senator that you keep this in mind in the upcoming elections...

Lieberman-Lamont battle goes to D.C.
By David Cook

WASHINGTON – Ned Lamont, the wealthy businessman who last month defeated incumbent Sen. Joseph Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary, came to Washington Wednesday to line up support for the general election. But he began the day at a Monitor-sponsored breakfast with reporters taking verbal shots at his opponent.

Reporters asked Mr. Lamont to weigh in on Senate Democrats' plan to call for a no-confidence vote on Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. One journalist posed a hypothetical question: What if Senator Lieberman were asked to fill the post - would a future Senator Lamont vote to confirm him?

September 12, 2006
Bush Job Approval at 39%
Congressional job approval, national satisfaction still low

by Joseph Carroll


PRINCETON, NJ -- A new Gallup poll finds little change in the public's approval ratings of President George W. Bush and Congress, along with Americans' overall satisfaction with the course of the nation. About 4 in 10 Americans currently approve of the job Bush is doing, 29% of Americans approve of the way Congress is handling its job, and 32% of Americans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the country at the present time.

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