Saturday, July 07, 2007

Thompson Denies Lobbying For Abortion Group

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Fred Thompson was hired as a lobbyist in 1991 for an abortion rights group. Thompson denies that any such lobbying took place and his spokesperson stated that at most Thompson may have consulted with another lawyer in the firm about the group's lobbying needs. John Sununu also denies that Thompson lobbied the Bush White House to relax the restriction on the "gag rule".

We will see more of these types of claims as Fred nears, and enters, the presidential race. He must look appealing to conservative Christians in order to win the republican nomination, and conservative Christians are staunchly pro-life. Fred's opponents will attempt to portray him as less than completely pro-life so that conservative Christians will be divided in their support for him. If he runs (and it looks more likely every day), then Thompson must solidify the conservative Christian base behind him. Whichever of the republican candidates can garner the support of conservative Christians will win the nomination, and hopefully the White House.

Also, this week the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing Island Inferno by Chuck Holton. I hope you get a chance to pick up a copy of this book.


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Monday, July 02, 2007

Republican Mayor Takes Office in Madison County

Jimmy Harris was sworn in as County Mayor of Madison County this morning. Harris is the first republican to become county mayor in Madison County in years, if ever. He was elected by the county commission to fill a vacancy in the county mayor's office when the previous mayor was elected as mayor of the City of Jackson.

I expect Harris will do a great job as mayor and I look forward to working with him. He is well liked in the community and with his background in business and commercial development he will be well-suited to manage the county. He will serve until August 2008 at which time he will have to seek election to complete the remaining two years of the term. Then, if elected in 2008, he will run again in 2010 for a full four year term.

It is a new day in Madison County with the republican controlled county commission and a republican in the county mayor's office. The two should work well together.



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