While Pattiz hasn’t given a dime to President Bush, he has spread his money around to just about every Democratic presidential candidate, perhaps in hopes he can hold on to his job at the radio stations. It’s not like he doesn’t have a day job. Pattiz is the CEO of Westwood One Radio, the second biggest national radio network and developer of programming. Thus he has cut checks totaling $9,000 to Sen. John Edwards, Howard Dean, Dick Gephardt, John Kerry and Joe Lieberman.
Pattiz is said to be thorn in the side of the scant Republicans working on the international broadcasting board, as well as a glory hound for the hard work of the Bush Administration. During the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Pattiz made sure he was the star of a CBS News report on how the Bush Administration was attempting to improve America’s image in the Middle East through radio broadcasts.’
“You’d think he was a Bush guy,” says a Republican Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer, which has oversight over the broadcasting board. “But he’s a liberal Democrat. He is someone we should have to worry about. When his term is up, Bush should push him out.”
Pattiz, apparently is banking — literally — on the Democrats pulling off the 2004 upset to save his job on the side.p> DAILY EVANS br> Secretary of Commerce Don Evans is one of President George W. Bush’s best friends. He helped engineer the bold fundraising and campaign financing model for the 2000 race that is once again revving up across the country. And he has helped get the President victories on Capitol Hill of late. Evans, in short, is becoming the heavy lifter everyone thought he would be out of the gates of the administration.
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?
H/T to National Review Online