Thursday, July 03, 2003

Kranzburg followup
As a follow up to my previous post, is a 6/3/03 Sibby Online posting regarding a 9/23/78 David Kranz column:

It rained in Kranzburg’s centennial last weekend, but all and all it was a good time. A decent parade attracted a good number of people, not quite the 4th of July crowd, but still enough to hit the 100 year mark in style. It was also a good location for politicians to be.

Democrats, Barnett, McKellips and Daschle and Republican Thorsness made an appearance.

Daschle and his wife got the fashion attention though when they came attired in Kranzberg Centennial T-shirts.

I do remember reading in a previous column that Kranz was blowing all his extra money on Kranzburg centennial souveniers. Maybe that is where the Daschles got the T-shirts.
Kranz-Daschle relationship continues
Tomorrow there is a 4th of July parade in Kranzburg, SD. Yes, the hometown of David Kranz. A town near Watertwon that was founded by his family. Scheduled to attend is Tom Daschle. This won't be the first time Daschle appeared in Kranzburg. He also showed up in 1978. Kranz bragged about it in his 7/8/78 column of the Mitchell Daily Republic. Will Kranz brag about it this time? Maybe not...he may fear it will give people more understanding of their personal relationship.

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

A common sense approach to Linda Daschle's lobbying
A sarcastic letter in today's Argus Leader from Michael H. Schumacher of Rapid City exposes the hypocrisy of the left and counters claims that Linda Daschle avoids confict of interests by not lobbying the Senate:

Linda Daschle has recused herself from lobbying the Senate. Well, good for her. This means she can focus her altruistic endeavors on the House of Representatives, because the two chambers have nothing to do with each other.

I am completely at ease now that I know Linda Daschle has nothing at all to do with lobbying her husband's colleagues.

It's a good thing Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., never talks to the representatives in Washington, D.C., because that might throw Barker's theory out the window.

Also, the letters that bash John Thune for making money from lobbying say nothing about Linda Daschle, which leads me to this question: Are the Daschles purchasing their multimillion dollar house on Tom Daschle's less than $200,000 per year job, or might Linda Daschle be profiting from her job as well?

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Argus Leader editorial position on front page today
The front page spin job, in today's Argus Leader, regarding the Linda Daschle lobbying issue, represents the editorial policy of the Argus Leader. There is no firewall. They could not ignore the issue any longer, so they had to resort to spinning the issue by not presenting the side that would have made Tom Daschle look unfavorable (some of those facts have been included in previous posts).

Also the 14E David Kranz advertisement gives insight regarding the nature of their bias. The ad included this comment:

With almost 30 years covering South Dakota politics, David Kranz is unmatched for expertise. His insights and analysis are a must-read for anyone.

This ad ran at the bottom of the classified section. The uninformed public is being mislead by the fact that the 30 year history of David Kranz includes allegations of bias. He admitted it in 1983, and it was also widely reported in 1990, and I saw it first hand in 2002. The bias of this paper runs deep, and Randell Beck is simply a front man whose job is to put a happy face on all the problems.
Many readers have already noticed the blatant bias. It's time for the other side of the story to be heard. If the Argus Leader continues to refuse a fair and balanced presentation of the political environment, they can at least be truthful and change their name to "The Democrat Daily".

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