Monday, December 04, 2006

National: Brownback In, Bolton Out

National: Brownback In, Bolton Out

Now that Frist is out someone had to get in to work the scary wing of the GOP:

Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, a favorite of the religious right, said Monday he is taking the first step toward launching a bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

A vigorous abortion opponent, the Kansas senator pledged to make "issues of life," fiscal restraint and tax reform key components of his effort to woo supporters.

He also announced 20 members of his exploratory advisory committee, an eclectic mix ranging from anti-abortion activists to business executives, including: Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan, former Major League Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, and the Rev. Frank Pavone, head of the advocacy group Priests for Life.

Does anyone know if the Domino's Pizza boycott is still on? I remember the pro choicers boycotting Domino's in the late `80s because of all the $$$ Monaghan was giving the anti-choicers, but I can't find any info anywhere on whether it's still going. Besides, their pizza tastes like the cardboard box, and if I'm going to buy pizza from a Republican, I'm going to go local and buy a really GOOD pizza from Armond Pagliai.

Anyway, Brownback is starting out in Cedar Rapids Tuesday. And it'll be fun making "Brownback Mountain" jokes to see how mad he gets at the implication (insert the Seinfeld Disclaimer).

Bolton out at the UN. So we should hear more about the Leach job search soon.

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