Saturday, August 20, 2005

Is Hoevengate on the way?

We know that Karl Rove is facing criminal charges regarding Plamegate, DeLay and his buddies are also in big trouble.... And this is one more whopper for the Republican party!

Republican Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher is under investigation for, well, apparently running a corrupt operation. On August 19, The Daily Kos blogged about Kentucky's Republican Governor's shady business dealings.

Tell me, why does Hoeven align himself with these political leaders who have corrupt values?

Is Hoevengate around the corner?

Hoeven: merely an empty suit?

While Hoeven is running around holding secret political fundraisers, Senator Conrad and Senator Dorgan continue to uphold North Dakota's values.

"Thank God that we have Conrad and Dorgan looking out for North Dakotas interests because without them I’m afraid that we wouldn’t have our kind of common sense in Washington or the honor and prestige that they bring to our great state," Dean P. Remboldt wrote in a recent letter to the editor .

Even though state Republicans are doing a great job of regurgitating national Republican rhetoric, their message is all wrong.

Stverak is already really good at regurgitating the Republican rhetoric, which begs the question - would Hoeven also be a "yes man" to this administration? Is Hoeven merely an empty suit?

Remboldt's letter also mentions social security:

"The Republicans are running around saying Social Security is broken. But like 'Chicken Little' they would have you believe that there is a crisis where there is none. They would do irreparable damage to Social Security by carving out a third of the money that we put into the fund and put that money into risky privatized accounts while burdening our young people by borrowing 2-5 trillion dollars to make up for the lost revenue. This cockamamie privatization proposal would actually drastically reduce future benefits up to 40 percent. A plan that relies on cutting benefits has not 'fixed' Social Security. It ruins it."

Has Hoeven decided to take a stand on this or is he too busy secretly raising money for his personal political abmitions? While questions continue to surround Hoeven's intentions, there is no question that our Dakota Boys continue to look out for North Dakota's interests.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Strauss responds to Republican rhetoric

In case you missed it, David Strauss, chairman of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party, recently responded to Jason Stverak, executive director of the North Dakota Republican Party, and his regurgitation of Republican rhetoric regarding John Roberts. Both letters were published in the Bismarck Tribune.

Click here for Jason's regurgitation.

Click here for David's response.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Hoeven still mum on social security

Social Security turns 70 this year!

While the Republicans want to destroy the most successful social program in the country,
Americans United to Protect Social Security are working hard to make sure that doesn't happen. The organization is planning events to highlight the success of the program. It is also pressuring Congress to oppose the administration's destructive privitization plan.

So while Republicans continue to work to do away with the popular program, when is Hoeven going to take a stand on Social Security and stand up for the thousands in our state who depend on it?

We all know Hoeven has made his share of "official trips" to DC. Is Hoeven using these trips to promote North Dakota or to promote his own political ambitions?

Monday, August 15, 2005

Hoevengate: to be determined

Micheal Wolff’s article “All Roads Lead to Rove” (Vanity Fair’s September 2005, vol. 541 – sorry it’s not online yet) exposes the truth about Karl Rove’s role in Plamegate.

Americans know that Rove likes to play dirty politics. Rove desperately wanted to discredit Ambassador Joe Wilson because he publicly criticized the Bush administration. Rove decided to get Wilson back by going after his wife. This is the lowest of the lows in politics and for Rove: going after the family. This dirty tactic was also used in the 2004 Daschle-Thune race as Tom Daschle’s wife was attacked in various ads.

Is Hoeven going to allow these dirty political ploys to be brought into ND?

Will this ongoing criminal investigation hinder Hoeven’s canoodling with Rove and the White House?

Rovegate: to be continued. Hoevengate: to be determined.