One more day

So tomorrow is the last day before I leave for Minneapolis. Luckily for me, my astute Debate Coach at LSUS gave me some books to keep me occupied during my Dallas layover. So here’s a peek into by carry on bag:

Treason by Anne Coulter
Politics and Communication
How to Win A Local Election

I was going to be reading the Lincoln Douglas Debates as a prelude to our Debate Team putting on an exposition in honor of the 15oth anniversary of the debate. I’m in charge of editing the nearly 4 hour debate into a 40 minute teaser for students, and about an hour and a half for a full on program at LSUS in November. We are also putting on a mock Presidential Debate, which I am in charge of putting together, shortly before Election Day.
Currently I’m awaiting the Lord Messiah Barrack Obama to give his speech at the Democratic Convention.
I was thinking of who McCain should pick as his VP, and I am thoroughly convinced that the best choice is Kay Bailey Hutchison. Not only is she a woman, but she is the first woman to ever be elected to the Senate. She was first elected in 1993, and has years more experience than the top two Democratic contenders. She has experience with military affairs serving as the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
The senator worked to secure funding for an additional 1,500 Border Patrol agents to strengthen enforcement of immigration laws. In 2004, she helped pass the National Intelligence Reform Act, which included provisions she authored to ensure greater screening of air cargo. That legislation instructs the Transportation Security Administration to establish a database of known shippers, develop facility security plans, and mandate use of worker identification cards.
During her term as Chairman of the Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation, she played a major role in drafting the airline security bill passed by Congress after the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Senator Hutchison has consistently championed tax relief for working families. In recent years, she has led the fight to provide relief from the marriage income tax penalty and to reestablish the deduction for state and local sales taxes for Texans. Senator Hutchison has worked to reduce marginal income tax rates, eliminate the death tax, and lower taxes on capital gains.
Early in her Senate career, she was lead sponsor of a bill to create the new Homemaker IRA. It allows spouses who do not work outside the home to save for retirement through an IRA.
January 2005 to December 2007, Senator Hutchison served as Chairman, then Ranking Member, of the Science and Space Subcommittee of the Commerce Committee, overseeing NASA and the National Science Foundation. In December of 2005, the president signed into law the Senator’s five-year blueprint for NASA’s exploration and research initiatives.
In December of 2007, Senator Hutchison became Ranking Member of the Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee, having led efforts in 2006 to repeal the anti-competitive Wright Amendment, which limited flights out of Dallas Love Field Airport. Originally intended to encourage growth at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the harmful provision artificially inflated air fares at both airports. At the Senator’s encouragement, airlines and airport owners reached an historic agreement — now enacted into law — that will remove unfair barriers and restrictions at Love Field.
Senator Hutchison became the Ranking Member on the Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation in July of 2008.
all in all, if Obama is qualified to be President, or Hillary is for that matter, then Senator Hutchinson should have run too! She is my pick!!!

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One thought on “One more day

  1. Enjoyed your blog post, but as a Dallas-based staunch Republican who was intimately involved with efforts to repeal the Wright Amendment, I wanted to clarify Sen. Hutchison’s role in the whole matter.

    Contrary to your perception, she did everything within her power to block any and all efforts to repeal the Wright Amendment. Although explanations for her behavior vary, most attribute it to a combination of:
    1) Heavy financial backing from American Airlines and recipients of no-bid contracts from the DFW Airport Board (both entities were opposed to any changes to the Wright Amendment); and
    2) Her husband’s long-standing role as one of DFW Airport’s top outside legal counsels.

    It wasn’t until opposition to the Wright Amendment became overwhelming that she grudgingly came out in favor of certain changes to the Wright Amendment, the combined effect of which was to continue to inhibit the full application of the Airline Deregulation Act within North Texas.

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