Friday, September 7, 2007
Personal Aside: State Sen. Chris Lauzen vs. Ralph Martire on Sundays Shootout The One Presidential Candidate I Forgot to List Last TimeGuess Who?...Legislators Should Come to Richard Caros Aid in His Historic Law Suit.
Lauzen & Martire.
State Sen. Chris Lauzen (R-Aurora), a foe of government spending and a candidate for the Republican nomination for 14th district Congress, will face Ralph Martire, director of the Center for Budget and Tax Accountability on this Sundays Political Shootout.
Chris is a 14-year veteran of the legislative wars and looks forward to going to Congress where he can easily rank with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) as a principled conservative who is not one of Dennys boys.
Ralph Martire is a lawyer, well-schooled in legislative know-how and has been for years an advocate of the tax swap. It should be a very interesting set-to.
The One Candidate.
I listed what I thought were all the Republican presidential candidates when I wrote this blog last night but forgot one. Only after I went to bed did I remember. And the fact that I forgot him tells the story. Sam Brownback, a U. S. Senator from Kansas. Hes a nice guy, gives off a kind of Ronald Reagan imitation, bobs his head deferentially and allbut hes a guy of whom you take a photo and it doesnt turn out.
Too bad. Heres his picture, though.
Read The Chicago Daily Observer today and you get the drift that the governor believes the law suit launched by Richard Caro is important enough to send eightcount `em!eight lawyers to combat the feisty former prosecutor and constitutional authority. Still Caro has a very good chance to win the argument based on his contention that the governor is violating the constitution by allocating monies to purposes not provided for by the legislature.///
I would imagine that it would be to the interest of the Illinois General Assembly to see that the legislatures powers are retained in this legal action. The powers that be will try to get the case dismissed because to argue it would put them in a very difficult position. For that reason, I am surprised that legislators havent come in to at least witness the legal battle which has a great deal of bearing on Illinois governance in the future.