What the heck happened in the Speaker’s race??

In case you missed the DC melt-down of the last few days, or you’re still shaking your head, you’re not alone. Like Ron Swanson, we’re all wondering what the heck just happened. So really – in case you missed it, on Thursday, Congressman McCarthy goes into a meeting as the easy shoe-in for the next…

It’s not paranoia if they really are out to get you

You might have seen the recent news about Congressman Jason Chaffetz, current chair of the Oversight committee, and the babies agents at the Secret Service. The Secret Service got their knickers in a knot when Chaffetz scolded the director and the agency for some embarrassing security lapses at the White House earlier this year. (And booze-fueled, taxpayer-funded hotel mishaps. More…

GOP State Convention highlights

I attended the GOP convention last Saturday and along with 3785 of my fellow state delegates, enjoyed a pretty mild convention. Even Twitter was relatively quiet, although there were a few of us live-tweeting. In case you were running errands in the rain, here’s a quick recap. First this caveat: anyone who says it was…

Fiscal cliff “deal”, my eye.

This holiday season, we’ve been entertained by subjected to more political theater coming from DC. We had a Speaker of the House telling the Senate majority leader to go, um, entertain himself, a 2 am vote by the Senate, then an evening vote by the House, a president hopping back on his taxpayer funded jet…

US laundering drug money

US agents, primarily from the Drug Enforcement Agency, have laundered millions of dollars in Mexican drug money the New York Times said this week. It would appear that every time Congressmen Darrell Issa, Jason Chaffetz and others try to peel back the lid on the Fast and Furious scandal, there is even more to discover….

Chaffetz questions Napolitano on "Fast and Furious"

Good for Congressman Chaffetz. “Fast and Furious” is an embarrassment at best, but which frankly strikes me as downright criminal.

Chaffetz not running for Senate

As the day started, there was no indication there would be anything out of the ordinary to rock the political boat, but things can change in a hurry. One tweet from one reporter saying that Congressman Jason Chaffetz was announcing his intentions today at 4 pm started a virtual Twitter explosion. Like a summer squall…

Daily Fix, Aug 11

*Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love continues to make waves as she announces the formation of a Congressional Exploratory Committee. Jennifer Scott, former campaign manager for Jason Chaffetz, is advising Mayor Love. I expect her to be a formidable candidate. Daily Herald, Fox 13, DNews *Senator Hatch said a few months ago that “governments have promised…