Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Redstate, a credentialed blogger at the RNC sat down with Missouri Congressional candidate Bill Federer and the interview is found here. Federer is running against Russ Carnahan for the 3rd district seat formerly held by Dick Gephardt.
Once again, a commercial for Madison/St. Clair candidates running for office in the November election. Try webbing! Most candidate web sites are poor, more than poor. The internet is the first place many people go for information. Use it to your advantage. Here are two links to free sites you can use to update your race daily and get your views across. eblogger and ebloggy. Tape, staple, or ink the address to your campaign site to your literature. Send the address here and it'll get linked to this site. Republicans...are you listening? Lots of people are checking this site every day.
Meanwhile over in Missouri, where has Claire McCaskill gone? During the primary she was everywhere, now nowhere. Her opponent, Matt Blunt, is very visible. The reports after the primary must have been correct, she used way too much money to defeat Gov. Holden and now is playing catch up.
In these parts Labor Day means the beginning of election campaigning especially for those involved in local races. The Madison County Board elections will be hard fought this year with challengers having an even shot at taking seats away from long time office holders. If incumbents will speak to issues rather than being irritated over having an opponent Madison County will have an election to really watch.
Interesting bit at the RNC tonight which was probably only seen by those watching on CSPAN. The Milwaukee Firefighter's Local 215 was featured live with their president, Greg Gracz speaking on behalf of President Bush. Gracz's last sentence was, "The greatest compliment we can pay to another firefighter is that 'I would walk into a burning building with you.'" "Mr. President, we will walk....with you." (Some paraphrasing) Nice juxtaposition to the senator from Massachusetts and his quiet firefighters for Kerry.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, former Senate candidate Jack Ryan as given up his delegate spot at the GOP convention and requested he be replaced by Alan Keyes. Seems this won't be possible as rules state the official alternate be credentialed. Keyes could be named as alternate, however. Doesn't seem likely.
According to today's Chicago Tribune, falling confetti at the RNC will be embossed with pictures of Bush and Cheney as well as their wives. Anyone from the Southern Illinois delegation or even the Missouri delegation reading this, could you bring us back a couple pieces of this? Please?
John Kerry's daughters made an appearance on the MTV awards last night and were greeted with as many boos as cheers. This unexpected reaction has not really made many news wires and if it does it will be interesting to see how it is explained away.
Will any competitor leave Athens having found the immortality the ancient Greeks strived for? The Olympic anthem certainly aims for it. What is still the same is Homer's "wine, dark sea" which surrounds the islands of Greece.