November 02, 2005

What I'm Reading

Right now: Ambrose's condensed biography of Eisenhower (that is, the single volume subtitled "Soldier and President").

I'm fairly intrigued by the parallels between the good General and Dr. Rice. Speaking of which, the Americans for Rice website is once again being updated, and getting very serious about beefing up its Iowa activist groups—not to mention running more advertising in that state on the regrettable Commander in Chief television show. (I swear I tried to watch it, but after three episodes or so even the deliciously evil Donald Sutherland couldn't keep me coming back: the writing is just too lame.)

Posted by Attila at November 2, 2005 01:13 PM | TrackBack

Thanks for the mention Miss Attila, and yes, after being without electricity for many days, it is also nice Dr. Mason is back to updating our site. We got major buzz with our ads on ABC, and it has been worth every penny spent in New Hampshire and Iowa to get our message out to the people. As you know, like in Arizona, even when the media shows up, we could not understand why they continued to ignore us at the booth. It happened in Las Vegas and Nashville too. So with our TV ads and radio ads, we have been taken more seriously by the media. None the less, we are still advertising on your site, and are hoping to continue since it is the blogworld which gave us a chance to get our voice heard. That is the power of the blog, to bypass the mainstream media and get our message out since we have been ignored by them, like USA Today and all their other papers in their empire. I was so disappointed when Susan Page, after weeks and weeks of sending her information, only referred to us "as a small group which purchased ad space on "Commander in Chief". She has been given numerous names of our inner circle and told about how we raised money from over 3,000 people. As if that is small? In fact, with Condi still at 18% nationwide, and tied with Rudy in September, I think it is the fear of many reporters that Condi will win the nomination since she is one of the strongest leaders in the Republican party right now. My goodness, how could those old white guys in the Republican party wrap their white arms around a poised charming black woman to be their president? My goodness, what message would that send to the world about the United States? My goodness, could it be that the people in our nation could truly admire and respect a black woman? Lordy lordy, the party of Lincoln just might have a winner on their hands for 2008. Lordy lordy, what can the Democrats do to keep the minority groups locked into their partry? Or am I being too cynical?

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at November 2, 2005 04:11 PM

Comment comment?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 2, 2005 04:15 PM

Testing 1-2-3.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 2, 2005 04:20 PM

Crystal, I forgot to let you know, but Sean Hannity mentioned your ad campaign a few weeks ago--and named your group.

You, Richard, and the rest are doing important work.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 2, 2005 04:23 PM

Lordy lordy, what can the Democrats do to keep the minority groups locked into their partry?

Well, via Taranto at OpinionJournal, comes this nasty business of black Democrats using the worst of racialist slurs against a black Republican... throwing Oreos, etc.

We've seen that leftists like the "cartoonist" Oliphant aren't above racist caricatures of Condi, so stuff like what is happening to MD Lt. Gov Michael Steele and worse will be thrown at Rice if she runs.

Posted by: Darleen at November 2, 2005 06:08 PM

I'd like to see 'em try it. Rice has been through the wars on race: her father and his friends had to patrol the neighborhood to protect citizens from the Klan. She was personally acquainted, as a little girl, with one of the victims of that horrible church bombing.

She could eat the average sheltered middle-class black lefty for breakfast.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 2, 2005 06:17 PM

I'd love to watch that myself. I've been hoping for a Condi run for some time, and would be interested in working on a Texas campaign for her.

Posted by: MrSpkr at November 2, 2005 08:30 PM

Geesh, mentioned, apparently favourably by hannity.

Could anythng be worse?

Posted by: Averroes at November 2, 2005 08:37 PM

Oh, come on. He's harmless.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 2, 2005 09:20 PM

Yes, I heard about Lt Gov Mike Steele being called a "token", and about the Oreo cookies tossed at him. The defending statement was "it is ok since it is just politics". These are the same people who ridiculed General Colin Powell in 1996, adding the fears that if he ran some WACKO would shoot him. Some people think the Security Team for Condi is excessive, but with all the anger toward President Bush by the left, and the fears that Condi might be running for president, I am glad my tax dollars are used to protect her in the US and around the world. The cartoons are disgusting and racist, tossing Oreos at any black person is also disgusting and racist. With the passing of Rosa Parks, I would hope the Dems and the liberals could see how shameful their behavior is to the rest of our nation. Calling it "just politics" is one key factor why so many people don't vote, refuse to be part of either political party, and why so many people are rejecting working on any campaign or donatng money to politics. It has been a real education in the past 10 months as I have been driving my Mini Cooper and flying to various events to set up a booth, handle the donations for "", and meet thousands of people. Many of them truly admire Condi, respect her, and even is they support another Republican for president, none of the Republicans/conservatives have used any racist comment. The New Republic magazine included that point is a recent report by Michelle Cottle, I guesss I should have included that I am only hearing the racist comments from the Dems and the liberals. In fact, it was quite a shock to hear a white college girl who voted for Kerry use the word "token black" in a conversation with me. I guess when Dems and Libs can't win their debate on issues, they have to resort to name calling and degrading remarks. Again, thank you Miss Attila for providing a place to discuss real issues, and even have a bit of fun in expressing the stress of life. So by the time the real campaign for 2008 gets started, (some time after November 2006) "" will be prepared for all the nasty racist remarks, the degrading behavior by Democrats, and the people in our nation will shame them for their behavior. In fact, if a reporters asks be about this nasty stuff, it will be an opportunity to say, "It is not surprising that instead of referring to the blacks as victims, the Republicans promote the example that education is the key to success in life. And so many of the key black leaders in the Republican party have become successful based on their education, and their merit. And it is time to end the racist comments coming from the Dems and the Liberals". Tossing Oreos is childish, and trying to hide behind the term, "it is just politics" has reduced the Dems into a party of no ideas, no plans for the future, and no leadership to drag them out of continued losses to gain power back in Washington DC. If they had a plan, the Dems forgot to tell their supporters to behave themselves in public.

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at November 3, 2005 06:20 AM

Dear Miss Attila,
If you are interested in our rebuttal to Susan Estrich's column about Condi Rice as VP, please go on Saturday to
Dr. Richard Mason and I have prepared an excellent way to defend Condi from the left and from the Democrats. A few friends across the nation send us stuff they read or hear about, and it provides us with an outlet to stand up for Secretary Rice as a person, as a leader, and as a contender for 2008. Many people are finding us by doing a google search to find any group which seems serious about the draft movement promoting Condi. Sadly, a few sites are only out to make a few bucks by hawking Condi stuff, but they are not organizing in state after state, they are not buying any ad on TV or radio, and I guess that after 10 months, we have become the only political action committee truly dedicated to putting Condi on the ballots, nationwide in 2008. It is with the help of bloggers like you, Dear Miss Attila, which has provided us an outlet to speak to the people. Thank you so much for helping us get our message out to the people. And I hope to see you at CPAC in Washington DC, in Feb. 2006. It will be a really JOY to see you.

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at November 4, 2005 04:46 PM

It was a real JOY to see Secretary Rice with President Bush at the Summit of the Americas this week. While preparing to board Air Force One, FOX was the only network with a LIVE shot of what was going on, and I saw Condi as one of the most gracious people, shaking hands, kissing cheeks, a total representative of all the is good and strong with our nation. The more she does her job as Secretary of State, the more she travels to perform her duty to our nation, and the more the international press covers her at world events; it makes Team Condi more proud to be working to promote her as our next president. Condi is serving us now, being groomed so to speak to take the helm of the Ship of State in the future.

Posted by: Crystal Dueker at November 6, 2005 06:13 AM

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