Friday, November 07, 2008

Schauer Victory Speech and What's Next

The Schauer campaign put Congressman-elect Schauer's victory speech on YouTube. The speech was given sometime shortly after 1:00am, Wednesday, November 5.

The quote at the end of the video is a good one, but I just wanted to highlight one other thing he said:
Politics is about competing visions, but governing is about people coming together for a common purpose, and I intend to help govern.
This is one of the reasons I like Mark Schauer-- he sees this distinction. It's what allows him to campaign as a proud Democrat, but still work with, say, Republican Joe Schwarz to save the Battle Creek Air National Guard base. It's what let him set aside the politics of the state budget crisis and make some tough decisions and compromise-- angering both conservatives and the all-important MEA-- in order to keep our state running. It's not about ideology, it's about making government work for people and solving problems.

That's the hard part. That's what's next for Mark Schauer.

Thank you to the kind comments I've received-- including from Walberg supporters. This is by no means the end of Walberg Watch, though its name will probably be changing sometime soon.

We've got a state Senate race coming up soon to replace the vacancy Senator Schauer created, and it's one where Democrats need to hold on.

We've got the state legislators and the county and city governments of this district, whose decisions impact our lives more directly than anything Mark Schauer or Barack Obama will be doing.

And yeah, we've got Congressman-elect Mark Schauer. Just because he's a Democrat doesn't mean he doesn't need to be watched from time to time.

I'm not quite sure how this is going to work yet, but I hope you'll keep coming back.

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You highly criticized Walberg for having food in his office for his constituents who supported him. (Even though he paid for it all himself) you commented "who do you think is paying for that"...

Now...I wonder....I suppose you think Schauer isn't having a "party" in HIS office? Maybe your investigation talents should check that out.

I quote..."Who do you think is paying for all that food!?"

Oh that's right...HE'S a such issues allowed for HIM...
Then there was this,

They just kept bringing food in. One platter after another after another. AWESOME..

I would like to ask Kathy who she thinks paid for this. It is fun to see what the other side thinks.
get ready. a new race, a new fight.
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