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If Log Cabin Is Broke… Who Would Want To Lead It?

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 1:32 pm - December 8, 2006.
Filed under: Log Cabin Republicans

My Log Cabin insider was in touch today about the search for a new Log Cabin (Republican) executive director. 

Furious Lefty Blogger reports earlier this week had former Sen. Santorum top aide, Robert Traynham, being named as Log Cabin czar next week.  Hey, Log Cabin could do worse (and has). 

After all, wouldn’t it be more effective in reaching the conservative Republican community by having a former Santorum aide as a gay leader, rather than a Massachusetts Liberal who spent $1M bashing a President of his own party in the 2004 election? 

But it is not to be.  Why?  Cuz Patrick Guerriero left the bank accounts bone dry with his budget-busting and extravagent spending ways.   My Log Cabin insider reports….

The trouble is [in hiring someone to lead the group] that Log Cabin is broke!  Very few people would want to take on the job with the overwhelming need to do heavy duty fundraising.  If anyone looked at the actual financials they would run for the hills.

Run for the hills!   C’mon, you know you’ve always wanted to burst out of your front door and scream that to your neighbors.

So, who will Log Cabin hire as their practically-volunteer Executive Director?  We may find out soon.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Jimmy Carter: Traitor and Plagiarist

There is only one word for this:  Karma.

“It appears that at least two maps that came out of the Carter book were or are very closely similar, or unusually similar, to maps that were produced and published in Dennis Ross’ book ‘The Missing Peace,’ ” [Kenneth] Stein said. (GP. Ed. Note – Stein resigned earlier this week from the Carter Center over the ex-President’s new book.)

That book, published in 2004, is also about the search for peace in the Middle East. “This could be incredibly coincidental, or it could not,” Stein said. “But it goes to the way history books should be written, and the way citations should be made when material is borrowed.”

The maps in question appear on Page 148 of Carter’s book, detailing the differing Israeli and Palestinian interpretations of President Clinton’s peace proposal made in 2000.

Ambassador Dennis Ross has weighed in on the allegation now.

Former President Jimmy Carter faced new criticism Friday over his controversial book on Palestinian lands when a former Middle East diplomat accused him of improperly publishing maps that did not belong to him.

The new charge came as Carter attempted to counter charges from a former top aide that the book manipulates facts to distort history.

Ambassador Dennis Ross, a former Mideast envoy and FOX News foreign affairs analyst, claims maps commissioned and published by him were improperly republished in Carter’s book.

“I think there should be a correction and an attribution,” Ross said. “These were maps that never existed, I created them.”

After Ross saw the maps in Carter’s book, he told his publisher he wanted a correction.

When asked if the former president ripped him off, Ross replied: “it sure looks that way.”

The question now is… will this plagiarism scandal actually improve the chances of Senate Plagarist Joe Biden in his run for the White House?  Biden has no where to go but up after all.

Jimmy Carter — The Worst President and Ex-President Ever. 

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Silly String Versus Silly Paper

I’m not sure I can say this any better than Mary Katherine Ham:

While, on the homefront, politicians concentrate on finding new and innovative ways to lose in Iraq, our servicemen are coming up with new and innovative ways to win, despite them.

So while the Baker-Hamilton Old and Tired White Men Commission wrote (as PatriotPartner says) the most lengthy unconditional surrender document ever written, our troops continue to show the true American spirit of fighting a war and finding creative solutions to complex problems.

In an age of multimillion-dollar high-tech weapons systems, sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that can save lives. Which is why a New Jersey mother is organizing a drive to send cans of Silly String to Iraq.

American troops use the stuff to detect trip wires around bombs, as Marcelle Shriver learned from her son, a soldier in Iraq.

Before entering a building, troops squirt the plastic goo, which can shoot strands about 10 to 12 feet, across the room. If it falls to the ground, no trip wires. If it hangs in the air, they know they have a problem. The wires are otherwise nearly invisible.

Why don’t they shred the Iraq Surrender Group document and shove it in a can of Silly String so it can do its part to help win the war?

-Bruce (GayPatriot) 

Jeane Kirkpatrick: A Great American Passes Into The Ages

Jeane Kirkpatrick — one of America’s premier political thinkers and Cold Warriors — has died at age 80.

[I]t was an essay written for Commentary magazine in 1979, “Dictatorships and Double Standards” (later expanded into a full-length book), that launched her into the political limelight. In the article, Kirkpatrick chronicled the failures of the Carter administration’s foreign policy and argued for a clearer understanding of the American national interest. Her essay matched Ronald Reagan’s instincts and convictions, and when he became president, he appointed her to represent the United States at the United Nations. Ambassador Kirkpatrick was a member of the president’s cabinet and the National Security Council. The United States has lost a great patriot and champion of freedom.

I had the pleasure to meet Ambassador Kirkpatrick at an event in Chester County, PA.  It was an honor to shake her hand and thank her for her service to for our nation.  Knowing I would never meet and shake hands with Ronald Reagan, the fact that I was fortunate enough to meet and talk with Jeane Kirkpatrick makes that one of the highlights of my life.

Ambassador Kirkpatrick’s “Blame America First” speech, a rebuke of Democrats in 1984, rings very close to home today in a time of a world war. (h/t – Mary Katherine Ham)

But then, they always blame America first.

The American people know better. [...]

The American people know that it’s dangerous to blame ourselves for terrible problems that we did not cause.

They understand just as the distinguished French writer, Jean Francois Revel, understands the dangers of endless self- criticism and self-denigration.

He wrote: “Clearly, a civilization that feels guilty for everything it is and does will lack the energy and conviction to defend itself.”

With the election of Ronald Reagan, the American people declared to the world that we have the necessary energy and conviction to defend ourselves, and that we have as well a deep commitment to peace.

And now, the American people, proud of our country, proud of our freedom, proud of ourselves, will reject the San Francisco Democrats and send Ronald Reagan back to the White House.

Another beacon of American hope and resolve for freedom and liberty has dimmed in the universe today.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)