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I figure with my first Diary I should take a moment to introduce myself. I am a young son of Kentucky currently attending law school in D.C. and thoroughly enjoying it. I founded and chaired a CDA chapter at my Undergrad  institution and was a successful campaign adviser for a judicial election. I have the opportunity to work on GTOV in both Indiana and Kentucky. And I am also one of those upset Edwards supporters trying to figure it all out. I will always welcome the advice of readers here as I have valued reading this blog for a few years now. Now for the fun stuff.

So being a downtrodden Edwardian I recoiled into my KY political cocoon. I to solace in the fact that the amazing Col. Horne was running for senate, and being the upstanding individual he is, would blow Ol' Mitchy out of the water. We all know how that has turned out. So I was immensely upset. After that I took the time to begin researching my congressional district, #2, and finding out who might beat Ron Lewis. And oh Happy Day, Ronny retired. The best challenger thus far seems to be a state senator from Owensborough Ky, that has spent most of his senate career working on education. But thats not enough for me.

Today I did the most civic thing of my life. I sent two emails. One to State Senator Boswell, who is running in the #2 district, and one to a fellow named Greg Fischer who is running for the primary nod against Mitch. Let it be known I have no faith in Bruce Lunsford and would love to find out Greg is a top notch candidate. In that vein, my emails asked a few simple questions.

  1. What are your opinions of "Net Neutrality"?
  1. What are your views of the FISA bill and Teleco Amnesty?
  1. Do you have pressing concerns with the No Child Left Behind act?
  1. Do you have a particular preference in how health care reform occurs?
  1. What are your opinions of AG Mukasey?
  1. Do you have plans regarding labour and unions?
  1. Would you please open a website or a issues section on your site for the love of god?

I will let DailyKos know if I ever hear back.

And hey, I know Andrew Horne snoops around blogs a lot. And if your reading this Colonel, Thank You for everything you have done and are trying to do for our state.

Update: I just realized I forgot to ask these fine gentlemen the most important question. Cats or Cards?

Originally posted to Kentucky Dem on Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 05:19 PM PST.

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  •  Congrats on your first diary (2+ / 0-)
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    Mary2002, ms scarlett leadpipe

    I too am from KY-02 and am/was an Edwards supporter. Question for you. What is a "CDA" chapter?

  •  Since this is your first diary, (2+ / 0-)
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    Mary2002, ms scarlett leadpipe

    I will be gentle...

    PUT UP A TIP JAR!!!

    <VBG>

    "All true wisdom is found on t-shirts."

    by Granny Doc on Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 05:30:02 PM PST

  •  Welcome (2+ / 0-)
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    John DE, ms scarlett leadpipe

    I was an Edwards guy as well. I went to Obama after he broke my heart. You have to vote, I hope it goes without saying, the way you think is best. But I saw this email Andrew Sullivan posted and at some levels, even though I am much older, one reason I voted the way I did:

    There's one salient reason why people of my age are supporting Obama and that's because we feel that Obama will finally show us what it means to be proud of our president.

    I read more than I should about politics and US history and am always confused as to how Americans can love their president so. Intellectually I understand why Americans love(d) Lincoln and the Roosevelts but I never felt why they did.

    Andrew, people my age are too young to remember Bill Clinton. All we have is George W. Bush. The office of the President to us is a mockery. We don't link President Bush to concepts such as leader, we link it to ignorance and idiocy. Most people my age have never felt proud of our President. We grew up on the Daily Show, we only know how to make fun of him and mock him.

    I attended an Obama rally a few days ago and was amazed at how filled up with emotion I was. Halfway through his speech, other 21 year olds just like that filled the Hall were screaming their heads off, waving banners, and grinning. Everyone was giddy, hell even I was giddy. I was smiling and chanting along to "Yes We Can." I didn't know what that feeling was because I had never felt it. But then I realized it. It was pride. I was proud of Obama.

    I know you've felt proud of Reagan and others have felt proud of Bill Clinton. I can't wait to actually know what it feels like to be proud of my President and not embarrassed by him. That's why at least my generation is turning out in droves to make Obama president. We've finally got a taste of what it feels like to be proud of our President and we're not giving that feeling up.

    I so want to be proud .....

    Let us not forget New Orleans. Visit Project Katrina.

    by webranding on Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 05:34:32 PM PST

  •  Welcome! Nice Name Also. :) (3+ / 0-)

    Hillary Clinton 2008. For The Win.

    by Ky DEM on Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 05:40:06 PM PST

  •  So what are you thoughts on the Republican State (2+ / 0-)
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    bronte17, Mary2002

    Senator Brett Guthrie who is running on the Repub side? My wife (a Dem to the core) met him in Frankfort a few weeks ago and actually had an intelligent conversation with him. He's well known and liked here in Bowling Green and I suspect he'll be quite a decent candidate for the Repubs. Probably stronger than Ron Lewis ever was at least not as much of a fundie as Lewis.

    •  I am at a loss for that man (0+ / 0-)

      Honestly, not being from his home district, I have very limited knowledge. Most of which is limited to his own website and I trust that stuff very little. It seems he's big on education, but this is the second district of KY and everyone is big on education because it sells well in our elections.

      You and your wife are most likely in a better position to make a determination of his character and politics than I am. My big issue with Guthrie is he appears to be the candidate most preferred by Mitch and Bunning. And that if he were to win things now he would become quickly entrenched in the seat. We might never beat him after that.

      I will admit that I found Lewis' stunt to try and get his buddy elected to be really shady even for him, though I did find it absolutely HILARIOUS.

      I see that whole race as a match up between two relatively nice people from different areas. They will do very well in their home counties but what about elsewhere? Can Guthrie resonate out towards Bullitt?

  •  I assume you mean Kentucky (KY) politics (1+ / 0-)
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    Mary2002

    neh? The way people have been talking about super delegates around here I wasn't sure.

    Democracy is the only form of government wherein the people receive the government they deserve.

    by tjlord on Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 06:44:27 PM PST

  •  Great to hear from you! (0+ / 0-)

    Also an Edwards (or Dodd) supporter, looking forward to Horne running.

    Similarly bereft, albeit much older than you.  Looking forward to hearing what you find out.  Lunsford is kind of like making Ernie Fletcher the Dem challenger to McConnell.

  •  I vote for the Cats (0+ / 0-)

    Especially when my team beats them by 41 points :D

    Where are you in law school?  I'm from Nashville originally, go to Cornell now, and am going to Wash U in St. Louis for law school next year.

  •  Good work (0+ / 0-)

    I don't expect Senator Boswell (please change the tag to "David Boswell") to answer many of these questions since they are mostly Federal issues, and politicians will always take the easy out.  Healthcare could be a state issue but that would really be going out on a limb.

    I think it's great that you're looking to the state senate.  It's the heart of the matter as far as Kentucky politics is concerned.  Better yet, find a Republican Senator in a neighboring district and put him in your gunsights (figuratively speaking).

    1/20/2009 will mark the end of an error.

    by winstnsmth on Sun Feb 17, 2008 at 07:59:06 AM PST

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