These are my links for March 4th from 10:32 to 11:30:
- Speaker Boehner, Allow Frank Buckles Into the Rotunda – Melt the Phones 202 225-0600 – think Speaker John Boehner is making a terrible mistake.
The Speaker’s Office is blocking a request that Frank Buckles be allowed to lie in state in the rotunda of the United States Capitol.
Frank Buckles is not just anybody. I agree that we should not let just anybody lie in state in the rotunda. The right should be reserved for a very special few.
But Frank Buckles is not just a special few. He is the last of his kind. The very last.
Agreed…..call the Speaker and let him know. 202 225-0600
- Should Edwards Really Be Indicted? – Here is the problem I have with indicting John Edwards: Apparently the prosecutors’ idea is that if Edwards used money from “Bunny” Mellon and others to keep his mistress stashed away and quiet, this was really a campaign expense and should have been paid for out of campaign funds. But suppose Edwards had paid for it with campaign funds. Don’t you think prosecutors would now be thinking of indicting him for an improper use of campaign funds? (You can’t pay for most meals using campaign funds. You can’t buy mittens with campaign funds. Are mistresses going to OK?) …
P.S.: That’s one of the problems with campaign finance laws: the categories are inherently slippery. Everything John Edwards did–every breath he took–for four years was designed to get him elected president, after all. His antipoverty work was designed to make him look good.
Read it all and I disagree with Mickey here.
Yes, he should.
John Edwards should have used personal funds to stash away his mistress, but of course, his wife might have discovered this.
Instead he apparently used sham transactions and his campaign accounts.
Bad move for Edwards and he may well pay a criminal price – depending upon the applicable law and a jury.