Dan Meisler wrote a story on this site. He didn't do a bad job on it, either. It's good timing since political news has been slow lately over the holidays, and the Lions have been too depressing to write about.
I'm glad this quote made the paper. "The Republican Michigander is conservative first, Republican second." On that level, I'd like to place a plug in for South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford in 2008. Draft Sanford in 2008. Sanford's a republican, but would be a strong change over the current big spending in Washington and goes back to the Republican roots of 1994. Sanford has my vote if he runs. John McCain's another story.
That quote may be foreshadowing of things to come here in Livingston County if some tax increases are in the works as rumored. Those will get wide coverage in this blog if the rumors are true. The Concerned Taxpayers Group of Livingston County (famous or infamous for defeating the May 3 millage in 05) is also re-activating and will also be on the case as well if need be. The Concerned Taxpayers Group has strong support here. Our economy can not afford more taxes at this time. I don't want to jump the gun, but stay tuned for developments on this, since I expect something to happen there.
There's only one real mistake in the story.
The site also includes detailed political descriptions of all Michigan counties.
Dan Meisler jumped the gun and gave me too much credit here. I'm only about halfway done with them. They will be done at some point, and then updated eventually after 2006. I'm finished up through Monroe, and jumped ahead to Oakland earlier.
For our visitors, my comment policy here is lenient. This isn't a free-speech site in the truest sense, but I usually don't delete posts. The only ones I've deleted so far are advertising spambots who should be horsewhipped. 99% of the time I won't delete comments because of a political view. The 1% is reserved for America haters, Nazis, race/ethnic baiting, bigots, X-rated language (ladies read the site), and stuff like that. That'll get picked off faster than a Detroit Lions' pass.
Debate's good, although I don't have time to answer every comment. I encourage candidates to post here. The more information we know about them, the better for us as voters and activists. TV ad's don't tell us anything.
There may be a blockbuster post soon on the senate race here (which I've planned for about a month), so stay tuned.