Elton Gallegly

Rep. Elton Gallegly and Friends Operation Toy Drop Deliver to Military Families on Sunday

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U.s. Rep. Elton Gallegly’s wife, Janice counts assembled toys at their Simi Valley residence for Sunday’s delivery by Santa

And, Santa is arriving in an Air Force C-130.

From the press release:

In a community thank you to military families at Naval Base Ventura County, the U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly and Friends Operation Toy Drop will once again present toys and food primarily to families who have a service member who has been deployed, is deployed or is scheduled to be deployed.

When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Naval Base Ventura County, when Santa will arrive from the North Pole on an Air Force C-130 bearing gifts for the children. (Interested media are requested to call Vance Vasquez, Naval Base Ventura County Public Affairs Office, at (805) 989-8095 by COB on Thursday Dec. 1.)

And, Rep. Gallegly, his friends and family will distribute:

  • Approximately 500 bicycles, battery-operated quads, and tricycles
  • Approximately 750 age- and gender-appropriate gift bags with toys and/or sporting goods

In addition, food to be distributed on another date will include:

  • 400 hams
  • 400 Marie Callender’s pies
  • 2,000 pounds of potatoes

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend, since I will be in Las Vegas running the Las Vegas Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. But, this will be a fine event.

I want to thank the Congressman and his wife, Janice for showing me around their home last Saturday.

And, the big exit question: Will Rep. Gallegly be running for re-election next year? If so, then which Congressional District?

This was discussed, but will have to wait for another post  – I don’t want to detract from Santa’s arrival.

President 2012

President 2012: Rick Perry Steps In It Again

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Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry answers a question from the audience at a town hall campaign stop in Nashua, New Hampshire November 16, 2011

It isn’t a large gaffe, but the timing of explaining his other voting age gaffe was telling.
But in the same interview, in which Perry appeared from New Hampshire, the Texas governor incorrectly identified the state’s early voting contest as “caucuses” instead of a “primary.”

“Americans haven’t decided yet at all who they want to lead the Republican nomination and we’re going to be talking about that, we’re going to be talking about it in harsh and strong terms over the course of the next four to five weeks are we get ready for those New Hampshire caucuses,” Perry said.

New Hampshire will host the first-in-the-nation primary on Jan. 10, following the first-in-the-nation caucuses in Iowa, where Perry has focused the bulk of his energies, on Jan. 3.

Perry and Cain are embarrassments to the GOP and should just give it up and withdraw.


President 2012 GOP Florida Poll Watch: Gingrich Crushing Romney 47% Vs. 17%

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According to the latest PPP Poll.

Newt Gingrich’s momentum is continuing to build, and he now leads Mitt Romney by over 25 points in both Florida and Montana.

In Florida Gingrich is at 47% to 17% for Romney, 15% for Herman Cain, 5% for Ron Paul, 4% for Michele Bachmann, 3% for Jon Huntsman, 2% for Rick Perry, 1% for Rick Santorum, and 0% for Gary Johnson.

Just a matter of time before Romney starts to go after Gingrich.

But, is it too late?