Monday, April 24, 2006

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES




CALIFORNIA
* How to hold elected officials accountable: redistrict, open up the primaries and either extend or eliminate term limits (Whittier Daily News)
TEXAS
* Kinky's entertaining campaign with a serious purpose (Texarkana Gazette)
* Kinky, Strayhorn continue petitioning drive (KWTX)
STATE-BY-STATE
* Connecticut: Lieberman independent? (Norwich Bulletin)
* Alabama: Will redistricting ruling be partisan power grab by Dems? (Ledger Enquirer)
NATIONAL
* Independent gov candidacies fight for ballot access against unfair rules (2 artilces - Duluth Superior, Statesman Journal)
* Independents don't trust partisan economic leadership (Gallup)

2 comments:

Rumour said...

Yeah, kinky friedman,,,, its all been done before. Its great when someone wants to steal the spotlight off of serious issues.

N. Hanks said...

Rumour: are you saying that Kinky's campaign is taking away from the "real" issues of health care, the war in Iraq, education, etc.?

I personally think that the biggest issue we have in politics in this country is the crisis in democracy - i.e. that the people have no way of discussing, never mind implementing, policy decisions. The good ol' boys' internecine clubhouse needs shaking up, and I applaud anybody willing to take them on.

Are you participating in any campaigns???
NH