Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Monday, June 06, 2005

Ready For the Meeting.

I'm ready now to go to the BDP meeting; I'll have to go down and meet up with Kristy and we'll be gone.

Also, we'll be attending Phillip Puckett's rally tomorrow; I went to the Culinary school to look over the parking situation (parking downtown is a real pain), and I noticed that there is not really any space out front, and only a small lot in back. We'll probably end up parking at the Episcopal Church on the top of the hill behind it. If they don't tow my car, I'll know episcopalians are wonderful people. (I'm a Baptist right now, and my church has come very near to "excommunicating" members who they know to be liberal, and I've seriously been considering switching to the Episcopal Church.)

I'll be updating later (late tonight or tomorrow morning) about how the meeting went, and after that about how Senator Puckett's rally goes.

The last time eight-term incumbent Senator Robert C. Byrd (D) faced real opposition was 1982, when the GOP convinced the only republican member of the House from WV, Cleveland Benedict from the 2nd district, to challenge Senator Byrd. Byrd trounced benedict with 68% of the vote to Benedict's 31%. Is history preparing to repeat itself? Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R), who represents the same district that Cleve benedict represented, is gearing up to challenge Robert Byrd. Capito is the daughter of former Governor Arch A. Moore, the scandal-ridden former state executive who actually did jail time for his crimes. Byrd will be 89 at the time of the election, but the people of West Virginia basically worship at the altar of Bobby Byrd. From personal experience, no matter who you ask, everyone will tell you about the good things Byrd has done for their town. A reminder: When Robert Byrd was first elected to Congress from the 3rd district in 1948, there were NO paved roads in the entire state. Now the West Virginia Turnpike, a highly maintained toll road interstate, is the largest source of revenue in the state. If Capito runs, she will have to forego running for re election to the House, and it will likely be a Democrat pickup. I say she should go for it--we could use another seat in Congress.

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