Democrats Debate – Observations

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Tonight, the Democrats gathered in South Carolina to debate. Most who watched, believe Barak Obama won handily. Here’s a few observation by this blogger.

Hillary Clinton will NOT win the primaries but will win the nomination for President, Vice President.

Most Democrats loved Obama because he came off sincere but they also felt Clinton was telling them what they wanted to hear.

Democratic voters focus more on presonality over policy.

However, the same voters believe the team of Obama and Clinton will be a winning ticket for their party.

Look for both candidates to quickly realize this and lay off one another – they need each other to win. The minute they go negative on each other will be the minute their constituent base divides.

The Republicans better get their act together and find someone dynamic who can unify the party.

Press Release – New Judges

Thanks to Senator Chuck Gray for reminding us of the importance of selecting new judges.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 19, 2007

Contact:  Vanessa Haney

 (602) 452-3308

Public Asked for Input on Candidates for Superior Court Vacancies

The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments is asking for public input on 25 candidates for eight vacancies on the Maricopa County Superior Court.

The candidates are Aimee L. Anderson, Edward W. Bassett, Dawn M. Bergin, Susan M. Brnovich, Roger E. Brodman, Theodore Campagnolo, Katherine M. Cooper, Christopher A. Coury, David O. Cunanan, Donna L. Elm, Dean M. Fink, Hugh E. Hegyi, Jaime B. Holguin, Daniel G. Martin, Carolyn R. Matthews, M. Scott McCoy, Samuel J. Myers, Benjamin R. Norris, David J. Palmer, Carolyn K. Passamonte, Susanna C. Pineda-Rodriguez, Shellie Smith, Benjamin E. Vatz, Randall H. Warner, and Lori A. Zirkle.

Citizens may address the commission about any of the candidates on August 13, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. at the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 W. Washington Street, Conference Room 345.  Public comment will not be accepted after the 8:30 a.m. hearing on August 13.  Candidate interviews will follow the public hearing at 9:30 a.m.  The interviews are open to the public.

Written comments about candidates can be sent to the commission at 1501 W. Washington, Suite 227, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or to jnc@courts.az.gov.  They must arrive by August 8 to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered.

After the interviews, the commission will recommend at least three nominees for each vacancy to Governor Janet Napolitano, who will appoint the new judges.

For more information about Chuck Gray please visit his candidate website.

Mitchell and Giffords flunk Freedom Index.

The New American magazine has released their first ratings on the 110th congress. You know they do not grade on the curve when Franks and Shadegg only get 80%. Pastor and Grijalva both received 30%. Harry Mitchell got a 20% and Gabrielle Goffords was the lowest score in Arizona at 10%. Just for reference Rahm Emmanuel (IL-5) received a 20%, John Conyers (MI-14) a 30%, and Ron Paul (TX-14) get the only 100%.

Don’t miss the cartoon on page 5 of the report.