Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tidal Wave of Change?

Chris Redfern of the Ohio Democratic Party said that Ohioans were experiencing "fatigue" with the Republican scandals. Recent polls have shown that Americans are ready and eager for change. Check out the poll list at Majority Watch:

Republican Incumbent Deborah Pryce 41%
Democratic Challenger Mary Jo Kilroy 53%

(poll interviews: Oct. 8-10, 2006)

We should remain cautiously optimistic while we continue to work for and talk about the need for change. Speak with your friends and family. Talk to them about the need to vote for Democratic candidates who will provide fresh ideas and a focus on helping all Americans, not just lobbyists and Halliburton.

Work for change and vote for change. Our children are depending on us.

The New York Times has an interesting article on Republican Rep. Bob Ney (OH-18):

Representative Bob Ney is headed to prison early next year after pleading guilty to charges of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in illegal gifts from lobbyists. Until then, Mr. Ney, a six-term Republican from Ohio, has a comfortable place to bide his time....
...Mr. Lawler was critical of skeptics who question whether Mr. Ney, whose most recent disclosure forms suggest that his only major asset is a second home in Greece worth $100,000 to $250,000, is holding on in Congress mostly because he wants to cash his final paychecks...
...The refusal to resign means that Mr. Ney can continue to draw on his $165,200-a-year salary, equivalent to $3,176 for each week he remains in the House, and his Congressional expense account, and to make use of a suite of offices on Capitol Hill, as well as four offices in his district in southeastern Ohio....

What? Ney has a house in Greece????