Friday, June 10, 2005

Senator Thune of South Dakota

South Dakota has a new Senator, of course. John Thune convinced voters to get rid of Democrat minority leader Tom Daschle partly because he felt Daschle wasn't doing enough to prevent the closing of Ellsworth Airforce Base. Thune told voters that he would work hard to expand operations at Ellsworth. The voters bought it, and a powerful Democrat was removed from the Senate...

Thune goes own way, not Bush's

Ooops. Turns out Ellsworth is on the base closures list! This looks really bad for Thune, right?

Coincidentally, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) is the ONLY REPUBLICAN SENATOR to make public that he will vote NO on appointing John Bolton as the ambassador to the U.N.!

Does this seem like political payback to the Bush administration? Thune says that's not the case...

...On a related note, I bought Harry Frankfurt's On Bullshit today (because I'm cute and trendy, I guess).

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