Archive for December, 2004

December 29, 2004

The year 2004 has been an interesting year for Republican Governor Bob Riley. There is no question that he has worked hard to resurrect his base after destroying it in 2003 with his tax proposal. Governor Riley has campaigned all over the state, primarily in Republican Party meetings, and has only been surpassed by Lt. […]

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December 22, 2004

I was saddened by the recent passing of former First Lady Helen Hunt. She was a real lady. During my tenure in the Legislature I never met a more wonderful first lady of Alabama. I know that her husband, former Governor Guy Hunt, is deeply saddened by the early death of Mrs. Helen at age […]

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December 15, 2004

There is probably no living Alabama politician who loves the political arena as much as Don Siegelman. He has spent his entire life in public office. After his paper thin, photo finish loss to Bob Riley in 2002, it was assumed that “the Don” was rearing to go for a rematch against Riley in 2006. […]

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December 07, 2004

The Republicans have strengthened their power in Washington with the Bush reelection victory. They have the Presidency, the Senate, and the House, and some say the Supreme Court. What does this November victory at the polls translate to in terms of public policy over the next four years? The Republican gain of four Senate seats […]

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December 02, 2004

One of the most profound stories which unfolded from the results of the November national election was the pick up of four seats in the United States Senate for the Republicans. Currently the makeup is 51 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and one Independent who votes with the Democrats. This razor thin margin basically reflects the close […]

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