Tuesday, September 26, 2006

We cannot afford to stay the course!

While we continue to lose 3 Americans per day in Iraq, Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce says, "Stay the course."
Ohio has lost 123 of our young people in Iraq. Deborah Pryce says, "Stay the course."
While Halliburton's stockholders get richer, Pryce says, "Stay the course."
The National Intelligence Estimate, which combines the findings of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, says that the war in Iraq is increasing terrorism. However, Pryce says, "Stay the course."
While our military is stretched to its limits, Pryce says, "Stay the course."
While billions and billions of dollars go into Iraq without congressional oversight, Pryce says, "Stay the course."

We cannot afford to stay the course. It is time for change in Ohio and this country. Pryce and her party do not deserve re-election. The scandals, the misuse of the public trust, and the lack of oversight have created a real mess in Ohio and our nation. We need to stand up, march into the voting booth, and vote Democratic.

>>>>Republican Rep. "Mean Jean" Schmidt has been accused of plagiarism, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Here is an excerpt from the article:

The flap began with a "guest column" on the subject of the prescription drug plan for seniors, under Schmidt's byline, that ran earlier this month in the Community Press and two other publications. In the blogosphere, people began noticing that it was almost identical to a column put out by Rep. Deborah Pryce, R-Columbus, a few months ago.

"When high school students plagiarize, they get an F," a news release from Wulsin said. "When college students plagiarize, they get expelled. And when reporters plagiarize, they lose their job. So why do we hold our congresswoman to a lower standard?"

There were about 600 words in the editorial submitted by Pryce. Fewer than 50 words were added or changed in the first six paragraphs of the editorial published under Schmidt's name. Three full paragraphs were copied with no changes. Schmidt's editorial contained an additional paragraph with her contact information....

The people of Ohio's 2nd congressional district must be so embarrassed to have Schmidt represent them. It is time they sent her home and elected someone they can respect.