This one is going to be short and sweet because Krusty has to get out to the golf course and chase little white balls around the course.
Haley Barbour is a “Rock Star”
RPI Chairman Matt Strawn used those words to define the Mississippi Governor in his press release yesterday. It really jumped off the page at me. While I’m a fan of Governor Barbour, I guess I never would have called a robust southerner a “Rock Star.”
All that aside, you have to give Strawn credit for changing the perception of the party. Gone are the boring sit down dinners of old, and in their place are casual BBQ’s and the like. The event with Barbour is a reception with a program at Hoyt Sherman in Des Moines.
In politics, perception is half the battle. Having more open and inviting events is a change that’s been needed for some time. Look, I’ll be honest, the last think I would want to do is sit down with a bunch of people and listen to a bunch of people speak. Under Strawn, the party has become more vigorous and youthful.
The real test comes for Strawn next November. Will he be able to register new Republican voters and help our candidates win elections, or will we see the same sort of results that we have been experiencing since 2004? The jury is still out, but it is good to see some signs of life from the party.
The Event Details
Thursday, June 25
5:30 cocktails, 7:00 program
Hoyt Sherman Place
Des Moines, IA
I imagine it will cost something to attend, but that information wasn’t in the press release.
Barbour is a great speaker, but it’s also nice to see that the party is creating a platform for their young and upcoming legislators to get noticed. Krusty kudos to them.
Culver Wants to Bailout Auto Dealers?
This guy must think money grows on trees or something. Seriously, I think it sucks what GM and Chrysler did to some of their dealerships, but taxpayers shouldn’t be asked to step in and help. I’m fine with using existing programs to assist people who have lost their jobs, but anything beyond that is insane.
I did find this funny. Culver said, “The first thing we have to do is identify those dealerships and try to work with them just like we do with any company that is going through a tough time.” Hey dumbass the list of dealerships was in the paper!
I can’t wait till Debt Culver is gone.
OK, where are my golf shoes!
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