Then Republican State Senate president Joe Bruno got the call from Cheney. Bruno surprised everyone by going back to the negotiating table and cutting a deal that, on its face, was a big loss for Republicans.
“We thought Bruno was nuts,” says a state party representative for the Democrats. “They’d won in some ways with this special master plan. Then he comes back and cuts a deal that appears more Democratically friendly.”
But the White House saw something in the plan that may in the long-term help Republicans more than retaining the old dinosaur Gilman would. Under the original plan, Rep. Tom Reynolds, a fast-rising second-term conservative Republican from suburban Buffalo, would have found himself in a far less friendly district than the one he inhabits now. Several other northern New York Republicans would have faced similar troubles.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?