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Was it something I said?

The Republican National Committee has issued “special media” credentials to several bloggers of its choosing, and yours truly is not among them. This comes as, well, absolutely no surprise at all. Although I did apply for a credential, the party of silencing ideas left me long ago, and I figured all along that I’d be about as welcome at the Xcel Center as I would at Yankee Stadium. Then, yesterday, when my Clicky stats revealed that someone from the Host Committee spent 39 minutes on this blog, searching terms like “ron paul” and lingering on posts like John McCain: Unfit to be President, I pretty much figured that the credentialled bloggers list was being finalized, and that my name would not be on it.

8 thoughts on “Was it something I said?

  1. Agree or disagree… I would be disappointed in you if you compromised your principles for the sake of a press pass. Good on you Leslie! Stay your line. I’m proud to call you a friend!

  2. While I don’t share your disdain for the next president of the United States, John McCain, it still would have been fun traveling up there with you.

  3. These are the times that try men’s souls.

    When one encounters aggravations at the hands of a political party, it is prudent to seek to change that behavior from within. To affect such change, one must sometimes redouble efforts and even make some difficult alliances along the way.

    Politics does indeed make for strange bedfellows.

    Now is not the time for those who support our core libertarian-Republican values, as stated in our Creed, to become timid and withdraw. Quite the contrary, these are the days that call for bold action and vigorous advocacy for the return of our government back to within its Constitutional limits, and the defense of civil liberties on every front.

    Just this week, James Baker’s commission made public a proposal to repeal the War Powers Act. However, Baker’s proposal is nothing but a restructuring of the idea that it is the President and NOT the Congress that has the power to send troops to war. We who understand our Constitution must stand up and DEMAND that Congress assert its responsibility and repeal the War Powers Act and restore the duty of Congress as the only body authorized to send our troops off to war. NO MORE UNDECLARED WARS!

  4. Certainly we know you’ve arrived Leslie! If you haven’t been put on “the list” by the GOP establishment, then you aren’t standing up for liberty. Good for you.

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