Saturday, January 28, 2006

My first words...

Hello all. This is my first posting to my first blog ever. All these years of thoughts, of anger, of joy, of annoyance, of aggravation, can now come out on type. And in this week, I am away from my beloved midwest and in the thick swamp of down-and-dirty politics...our nation's capital, Washington, D.C. I am interning on Capitol Hill for Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) and working for Americans for Tax Reform while taking classes in this second week of my semester long experience here in D.C. This week witnessed new remarkable elections with both incumbents losing after decades in power. In Canada, Stephen Harper's Conservatives wrestled the government back after 13 years of liberal rule. Finally, Canada can implement some commonsense domestic and defense policies and form a closer relationship with the U.S. In the Palestinian territories, Voters through out the PLO and elected Hamas, in what could be the end of any roadmap to peace in the middle east. I personally think this is the end, Bush cannot work with a Hamas government, even one that claims to want peace and give lipservice to the goal. This will not last. Does anyone else see the possiblity of a CIA-funded coup in the near-future? Maybe in the manner of the democratic, Orange Revolution and swept Victor Yuschenko to power in Ukraine last year?