Travis County has neverÂ been far from the news duringÂ the Bush presidency.Â Chroniclers of itÂ may have toÂ mark it down as one of the percolating centers of left-wing stunts. Dan Rather made Travis County famous long before Ronnie Earle, raising $20,000 for its Democratic Party in 2001. His daughter Robin, a prominent liberalÂ Texas environmentalist, thought her Dad would be a reliable draw for Democrats, though RatherÂ claimed later that hisÂ fabled ear-to-the-ground reporting had simply failed him — that he had no idea his daughter was asking him toÂ speak at a Dem fundraiser. Forgery conduit Bill Burkett hired a lawyer who wasÂ once chairman of the Travis County Democrats. None of this,Â of course, influenced Rather’s confidence in Burkett as an unimpeachable source.Â Ronnie Earle’s case against Delay doesn’t exactly look airtight, but thenÂ again he could always hit Kinko’s and cobble together some impressive evidence.Â Â
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.
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