How My Dog Became A Campaign Consultant

I have spent an enormous amount of time and money learning from the best about campaigns. I’ve driven to so many conferences where training was offered in various parts of the country that I even killed a car. I’ve come home loaded with print-outs, books and worksheets full of knowledge and ideas, but my dog has hijacked all that knowledge, put it to use and is now being asked for advice on a few local campaigns.

Yes, you read that right. My dog has become a campaign consultant.

Over the years I’ve brought home the hard earned knowledge of others and sat down with Shasta - my golden lab - to study. We dutifully logged in for every online training seminar available and took notes together. She has helped vet candidates for various public offices and even written a few op-eds on those candidates. Now she’s taken all that knowledge and is putting it to good use to help some good people get elected.

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It's Moving Day

If you lived in a town like mine and had children, moving day for your family would be virtually inevitable. My town is quaint with a great community vibe and good governance. We pay a little more in taxes to gain sidewalks, parks, and nice public facilities. My children have grown up here, but soon it will be moving day for us like so many other families I know.

When you go out on any sunny day here, you can't help but notice all the young families with young children and strollers. But oddly enough, there are very few families of teens or young adults. My town is forever young, except for some retirees who are living out their life here since their adult children live elsewhere. Youth is invigorating in a community although not as invigorating for an economy. Professionals just starting out flock to this town. They start their families here...and then they leave.

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Palin Takes a Stand in Georgia

After endorsing Senate candidate Karen Handel earlier this week, Sarah Palin stepped up her involvement in the race by campaigning yesterday with Handel in Georgia.  This was Palin's first official campaign stop for the 2014 mid-term election season.

Check out her speech.

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Dem Rep Claims, "We're Underpaid!"

Retiring, twelve term Democratic Representative Jim Moran is sticking up for his Congressional coworkers on his way out the door, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” he said in an interview. 

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Bobby Jindal: The Man With The Plan

One of my many beefs with the Republican Party has been their unwillingness to articulate a healthcare plan to offset the left’s accusations that “they don’t have a plan.” Happily, I got to hear about a really good plan recently.

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