Dan Chmielewski


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Hello Burris, Goodbye Bush

It seems more and more likely that Roland Burris will be seated as a new senator from Illinois.  Legally, I see noreason why Burris shouldn’t be seated.  I can only hope that some strong Democrat will challenge Burris in two years when he’s up for election. And President Bush has asked the Networks for time…

Obama’s Mother-in-Law will Move into the White House

You know what they say: “Behind every successful man is a surprised mother-in-law.”  But see this story about how Marian Robinson, mom to Michelle Obama, will move in to help with the kids. As half of a two-income household with no extended family in the area, we’ve been lucky to have a woman help care…

DeVore Gets no Love from DailyKos Survey on Senate Race

On the day he announced significant endorsements frommany of California’s elected Republicans for the 2010 US Senate race, State Re. Chuck DeVore gets no love from a commissioned survey on the upcoming 2010 Senate election. A Research 2000 California poll of voters , commissioned by the popular DailyKos blog, seeking opinions about a Senate race between…

Chris Matthews won’t run for Senate

The Washington Post is reporting that MSNBC’s Hardball anchor Chris Matthews has decided not to run for the Senate in Pennsylvania after all.  “Tweety” has apparently lost that tingling feeling up his leg and decided to work hard to be more like Rachjel Maddow and Keith Olberman when it comes to informed political dialouge.  

Celebrate Richard Nixon’s 96th Birthday Friday

That’s right, Tricky Dick would have been 96 this Friday so the good folks at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda have a gift for you: free admission. There will be a ceremony and a lecture, plus that Watergate exhibition has been snazzed up to include actual facts.  And Ann Coulter is coming to the…

Why Norm Coleman Should Concede (with apologies to Peggy Noonan)

Back on December 4, 2000, at the height of the Bush-Gore Florida Recount, conservative columnist Peggy Noonan penned a piece for Time Magazine entitled, “Why Gore Should Concede.”  With Al Franken’s certified victory in the US Senate race coming today, I have decided to edit Ms. Noonan’s piece to reflect the Senate race in Minnesota.…