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Friday, May 16, 2008

Who is Tom Roeser?

I'm sure some people in Chicago and the midwest are familiar with this political reporter and the Chicago Daily Observer. I love his description of Sen. McCain's speech yesterday as "easily the finest in recent times, equaling the greatest Republican campaign speech made in the 20th century, Ronald Reagan’s 1976 address to the Republican convention in Kansas City that nominated Gerald Ford."

Also, because his statement that all combat troops would be home by 2012/Jan 2013 sucked up all of the headlines the media missed this: "Question Time": “I will ask Congress to grant me the privilege of coming before both Houses to take questions and address criticism, much the same as the prime minister of Great Britain appears regularly before the House of Commons.” This would be potentially riveting, and could change the relationship between the President and Congress to a more open-ended "get things done" approach.

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