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« Letters to the Editor | WILLisms.com | "Because every American should have their own nest egg." »

Introducing Guest Blogger Ian Pittman

From time to time, WILLisms.com will invite individuals to make contributions to the site. These contributions will focus on a variety of issues, some about which we care a lot, some about which we know very little. They will be from a variety of ideological and political perspectives, a variety of geographical locations, and a variety of races and religions.

Some of these people have their own blogs, some will down the line. Some may not want to mess with the administrative and computing side of the blogging, but they still have interesting and insightful things to say every now and then.

WILLisms.com's first guest contributor is Ian Pittman, a senior at The University of Texas at Austin. He intends to develop his own blog in the future, but in the meantime, his occasional contribution is welcome on WILLisms.com.

In 2001, the founder of WILLisms.com worked for John Cornyn at the O.A.G. (Office of the Attorney General), in Austin, Texas, while in college. Incidentally, we "blogged" for him, getting into work at bloody 5:30 in the maƱana, every weekday, to prepare news clips on relevant issues to the agency. Occasionally, then-"General" Cornyn even solicited commentary and analysis from us, as he prepared for his Senate run.

Ian's comments are right on the money. Senator Cornyn is an effective advocate for, and representative of, Texas. He is a good man, and WILLisms.com expects even greater things from him in the future.

Regarding the issue of Senate rules and judicial filibusters, it is clear from the treatment of Dr. Condoleeza Rice that Democrats, despite the loss of their leader Tom Daschle due largely to his obstructionism, are looking to block the Republican agenda. That Democrats, a marginalized minority, can drag the confirmation process of one of the more uniquely qualified and gifted individuals in the entire country for such a crucial post:
-First, it is absurd and is likely to backfire politically (appeasing the angry base is not good politics).
-Second, it is indicative of how important that magic supermajority number of 60 votes in the Senate really is. 55 is better than 51, but not by much.
-Third, it is likely harbingers the Democrats' strategy on judicial appointments, even perhaps Supreme Court nominees.

WILLisms.com looks forward to more commentary from Mr. Pittman in the coming weeks.

Posted by Will Franklin · 26 January 2005 08:49 AM


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