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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

PRESS CLIPPINGS: Wednesday, February 8, 2006

1. Gov. Barbour said he will not run for president because he's so busy working on Hurricane Katrina recovery. He did not rule out a VP slot. All of this depends upon his being re-elected governor, however. If he continues to try and keep people's grocery taxes high, kicks people off Medicaid and seeks to destroy our education system, he'll have all the time in the world to run for president.
Barbour: No run for president - The Clarion-Ledger:
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday he will not run for president in 2008, ending months of political gossip that had the one-term Republican governor and former lobbyist as a potential candidate for the White House.

"There's no way I can consider running for president," Barbour, 58, said in response to questions at the Capitol. "I've been flattered by the people who have encouraged me or said they would support me. But there's no way I could run for president and do what I've got to do as governor. And, obviously, being governor comes first."

Instead, Barbour said he intends to run for re-election as governor in 2007. He'll probably make a formal announcement this summer or fall, he said.
2. Tchula Mayor Von Brown has declared for the Republican ticket in the 2CD race. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson is seeking re-election. State Rep. Chuck Espy is running against Thompson in the primary.
Greenwood Commonwealth - News - 02/07/2006 - Brown announces run for Congress:
Tchula Mayor Von Brown has made her candidacy official for Mississippi's 2nd Congressional District seat.

Brown, 53, made the announcement of her bid as a Republican candidate before a crowd of supporters at the town's recently completed Robert G. Clark Municipal Complex. Construction on that complex began during her first term as mayor.
3. The Commonwealth points out the shortcomings of President Bush's budget.
Greenwood Commonwealth - Opinion - 02/07/2006 - Bush's budget ignores the obvious:
President Bush's plan to reduce the deficit that has exploded during his administration fails to address the obvious.

If the president were truly serious about reining in the red ink, expected to total $423 billion this year, he would back off the tax cuts which he ill-advisedly pushed through Congress in his first term.

Instead, the president is stubbornly determined to make them permanent, thus rendering it unlikely that Congress will get a handle on the deficit as long as Bush is in the White House.


redacted said...

Ain't it grand that Mississippi's governor is considered presidential caliber?
Course, Bush proves that any little ole small-bore Republican will do.

2/08/2006 12:36:48 PM  

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