Some of you are saying "Wasn't he a game show host?"
Others will have no reaction at all, having never heard the name.
Me? I think, whether deserved or not, of earmarks.
I think of that theater over in Waynesboro that he felt needed to be renovated at
So it comes with a certain amount of interest that ol' Bob may have a challenger from the right come up and take him on in next year's Republican primary. He should have seen this coming:
Goodlatte may face tea party challengeAs an interesting aside, Colonel Kwiatkowski is a survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon as well.
By Mason Adams, Roanoke Times
Karen Kwiatkowski, a former military analyst who lives in Shenandoah County, told the Roanoke Tea Party she will challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte for the Republican nomination in the 6th District next year.
The self-described "conservative, constitutionalist, Libertarian Republican" favors downsizing government, letting entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare dry up and eliminating foreign entanglements.
Kwiatkowski told a crowd of more than 50 that she will defend the Constitution and all of its amendments except the 16th and 17th -- which established the income tax and allowed for direct election of U.S. senators -- which she will try to repeal.
Kwiatkowski, 50, is a retired lieutenant colonel who spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force before retiring in 2003. She and her husband live west of Mount Jackson, where they raise cattle. She writes for several websites and is an adjunct faculty member in political science at James Madison University. She is married with four children and two grandchildren. [link]
And she bears a remarkable resemblance to one of my heroes - Michelle Bachmann. And not just in appearance.
Want to learn more about her? Go to LewRockwell.com. There you'll learn all about her political positions. Perhaps a lot more than you wanted to know.
Anyway, Bob Goodlatte is being challenged by a libertarian Goldwater Republican. Good. Maybe the contest will straighten him out.
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Regarding that "Kwiatkowski told a crowd of more than 50 that she will defend the Constitution and all of its amendments except the 16th and 17th ...," I'm sure she meant to say that she would "support and defend" the 16th and 17th amendments until they are repealed. Not that she would defy them.
She did mean to say that, right?