An issue I have been working on for over three years was finally released in final form on Friday. (Don’t you love that it takes three years for me to accomplish one thing…and it is not even really an accomplishment, but more of a milestone. Got to love Government.) I suspect many of you will be hearing of the Real ID program now, if you have not already. This is what I have been doing with my life lately. The program requires States to increase the security of driver’s licenses and identification documents. (Don’t believe any of the negative stuff/propaganda you read on it.) Although I am very excited to reach this milestone, it only means that I have just started climbing the Hill. You would not think the concept of ensuring someone is who they say they are and only issuing one license per person would be so controversial, but it is. At least work is never boring!
Today is another one of my favorite days…another Primary Election happening today (Michigan) and two more on Saturday (Nevada and Republican Primary in South Carolina). I am hoping for a win by John McCain today, but it is not a must win. Many people say Michigan is a must win for Romney but really, there are no must wins until Feb. 5 when nearly half of the states will hold their primaries. But, I think if Romney doesn’t come in first today he will take a hit in the media which will make it hard for him in the next couple of primaries. I am eagerly awaiting Saturday’s Republican primary in South Carolina. This was a state that McCain almost took when he was running against Bush. But, South Carolina is also a state where you would expect a strong showing for the true conservatives: Huckabee and Thompson. As for the Democrats…who knows but I can’t believe I am seeing the top two candidates spar over race.
Oh yes and I want to take the time to Thank Congress for holding a hearing today on Steroid Use by Baseball Players. There is really nothing more pressing than this going on right now. No No, I would not prefer you hold a hearing on economic stability, how to deal with Pakistan, the growing rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan, how to help the homeless, how to stimulate the economy, how to educate our children so we can be competitive on a global scale. No, definitely my main concern right now is what to do about the rampant use of steroids in American’s favorite pastime: Baseball. Again Congress, thank you for being so in tune with your citizens.
Yesterday I was forced to watch LIVE Coverage of whether or not Brittany Spears would show up to her custody hearing. Is this really news???? I am telling you each of the top news stations, CNN, MSNBC, FOXNews were covering this story for most of the day. It DRIVES me crazy. I watch the news to make sure I am on top of things that could effect my life. Brittany Spears is not news, and I am pretty sure she would like the media to chill out. Does anyone really tune in to find out if she went to her custody hearing? Were massive amounts of people really turning the TV Channel hoping to find live streaming video coverage of the court house? I am only sorry my friend no longer works for CNN. It always made me feel better to call her and complain.
The Winter Chronicles
We have snow flurries and it is so cold today that the Hot sandwich I bought for lunch was cold after I walked the two blocks back to my office. Got to love Winter. I hate this weather, but Carson loves it.