Friday, June 30, 2006

Let the fireworks begin

The real kind of fireworks, that is, not the verbal ones we political types seem to create!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. I'll be stumping in Manchester, Merrimack, Brentwood and Exeter, among other places.

"Iraq: A Way Forward"

Sen. Joe Biden has posted an Iraq strategy over at his Unite Our States site.

The plan wisely moves the focus of the debate forward, and addresses such critical but less than sexy matters as a federalized system of governance, economic assistance, and the creation of a regional contact group, an idea also advocated by Wes Clark.

Biden's plan is smart, tough and realistic. It's definitely required reading for anyone who is fed up with the increasingly tiresome and pointless "out now" versus "stay the course" dialogue.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Rove Redux

You have to admit, Karl Rove may not have a scrap od decency in his soul, but he certainly has cast-iron chutzpah.

Last night, Rove was here in Manchester to speak at a GOP fundraiser over at the Raddison.

Rove accused John Kerry and Jack Murtha of wanting to "cut and run", which is part of his usual tired act. But he added a little extra for the locals in attendance.

He said that Democrats like Kerry and Murtha "may be with you for the first shots, but they're not going to be there for the last tough battles."

Pray tell, what battlefield experience does Mr. Rove bring to this discussion?

John Kerry has a Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Jack Murtha is a highly decorated Marine colonel.

While he's busy denigrating Democrat's courage, maybe he could throw in Medal of Honor recipients Bob Kerrey and Dan Inouye, not to mention the thousands of everyday Democrats who proudly wore the uniform in times of war and peace.

As best I can tell, Rove hasn't put on a uniform since he was in Webelos.

As I said yesterday, this guy epitomizes what's wrong with politics in 2006.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

It's Official!

As of Friday morning, it is official. I am a candidate for United States Congress.

Here's the release from Friday:

Sullivan files for Congressional race
Pledges To Campaign On Security, Opportunity Integrity(CONCORD)- Pledging to wage a campaign emphasizing security, opportunity and integrity, State Rep. Peter Sullivan (D-Manchester) filed as a candidate for Congress in New Hampshire's first district on Friday.

"Today I begin a campaign that will offer New Hampshire voters a change from politics as usual", said Sullivan.

"Meeting the challenges of the 21st century requires new leaders, not the same old tired routine and the same old tired politicians. It requires a new brand of leader who puts ideas and ideals first. That's the kind leader I pledge to be as New Hampshire's next congressman".

"We are in danger of being the first generation in American history to leave our children an America that is less safe and less prosperous than the one we inherited. That's not acceptable.

We can and must build a better future for the generations that follow us.

"We can build a more secure America by reforming our military and intelligence systems, by taking tough measures to end the threat of terrorism, and by pursuing a new course in Iraq that brings the conflict to a successful and peaceful conclusion.

"We can create a society where opportunity and the American Dream are alive and well, by investing in our schools and in skills training, by crafting a simpler and fairer tax code, and by ensuring that every New Hampshire family has access to the health care they need.

"We can restore integrity to our political process by demanding high standards from our public officials, by reforming and strengthening our lobbying and campaign finance laws, and by simply saying no to lobbyist and special interest group contributions.

"It's time to put America back in the business of creating dreams again. As our next Congressman, I will lead that effort".

Rep. Peter Sullivan is serving his third term as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, where he serves on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. He is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and the University of Arkansas School of Law. An attorney and a former officer in the Army National Guard, Rep. Sullivan resides in Manchester with his wife, Katya.

Peter and Katya met at the 1992 Democratic National Convention and celebrated their 11th anniversary on Friday.

D-Day: Never Forget

"Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavour. A struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilisation and to set free a suffering humanity.'"

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT, 6 June 1944

RFK

Bobby Kennedy died on June 6, 1968. Who can say what might have been.

As we mark the thirty-eighth anniversary of RFK's death, let's also remember his life, his fighting spirit and his dedication to the less fortunate and his tenacity in staring down the face of evil.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Jim Craig's Truthiness Problem

The newly-annointed choice of the Washington insiders seems to have a bit of a problem with telling the truth about his record.

Jim Craig is claiming that he voted for legislation to establish an executive branch ethics commission. In fact, Jim voted against such a proposal when some Democratic lobbyist friends screamed blue murder about some proposals contained in the legislation.

So, Jim says he voted for a bill when he actually voted against it.

I believe the word that comes to mind is "lying".

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