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The GOP won’ t hear the end of it — McCain puts his brand on RNC.

“If Bill Foster wins Denny Hastert’s seat March 8, Republicans won’t hear the end of it!”

How many times did I hear from pundits, pols, and all-around political “junkies” that in the days leading up to the nationally-watched special election in Illinois’ 14th District last night? Too many. If Democrat Foster won the suburban Chicago district held for twenty-two years by former Republican Rep. and onetime House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, the national Democratic Party would shout the results from the rooftops as a sign the national tide has turned their way.

Well, it’s March 9 — the morning after. Foster did win. The physicist and Obama Democrat (the Presidential hopeful from Illinois cut a commercial on his behalf) defeated Republican Jim Oberweis by a margin of 52% to 48%. And as read the Sunday Washington Post, I could almost have forecast the post-mortems: “The Democratic Party scored a major symbolic win last night. . . “ ran the opening line of the Post report on the special election, characterizing Foster’s win as “the clearest sign yet that the anti-GOP control of congress in 2006 may be rolling.” (But until last night, the Democrats had not picked up a single seat in a special election since ’06 formerly held by a Republican, having lost badly after spirited attempts to win special elections in Ohio and Virginia).

“It’s a stunning repudiation of President Bush, his allies, and John McCain, who wants to carry on his legacy,” crowed Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D.-MD), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) after the results became final.

Okay, enough. All of this was very predictable. Now let’s talk about what really happened. With more than $1 million on advertising and get-out-the-vote operations deployed on Foster’s behalf, the DCCC meant business in Hastert country — although, as NRCC Chairman Tom Cole (R.-Okla.) noted to me less than a week before the balloting, his own committee spent more than $1.3 million (about 20% of its cash-on-hand) to help Oberweiss.

The tactics used against Oberweiss, a successful investment banker and dairyman who has lost two primary bids for U.S. Senator and one for governor, were “outrageous,” according to Oberweiss campaign spokesman and strategist Bill Pascoe. Recalling his past as campaign manager for Republican Bret Schundler for governor of New Jersey and in earlier Illinois campaigns, Pascoe told me today: “Even for a guy who took his hits in the politics of New Jersey and Chicago, this was too much.”

He was referring to the leaflets that blanketed the 14th District days before the balloting claiming that Oberweis’ strong stand on border security in past campaigns is directly related to the increase in hate crimes “by 35% nationally.” The brochure by the “Latino Neighbors Against Hate Crimes” also pointed out that according to Justice Department statistics, more than 58% of hate crimes are committed against Latinos.

“For someone to claim that Jim Oberweis’s strong position on securing the border in his past campaigns has contributed to hate crimes is sick,” said Pascoe, whom I spoke to as he headed home from the headquarters of his candidate, “Try doing a search for this ‘Latino Neighbors Against Hate Crimes’ — it doesn’t come up on Google and is not registered with the Federal Election Commission or the state of Illinois. Go figure.”

Sometimes, internecine political warfare and local circumstances pack more of a political wallop that national issues and involvement. There is a strong case to be made that this is what happened in the 14th District, where Oberweis’s primary opponent never endorsed him for the contest against Foster. State Sen. Chris Lauzen is a respected conservative who agreed with Oberweis on almost every issue except who should be the congressman from the 14th Distict. Oberweis won the hard-fought primary by a margin of 59% to 41%, and all of Lauzen’s former supporters endorsed the nominee except Lauzen himself. NRCC chief Cole conceded last week that this was “a problem” but that “Chris Lauzen is a good Republican and others are talking to him about [endorsing Oberweis].” They probably did, but he didn’t.

When I asked Bill Pascoe about Lauzen’s recalcitrance, he declined comment but did point out to be that they key to Oberweis losing to Foster was that the Republican barely lost Kendall County and, as expected, lost the city of Aurora by a margin of greater than 2-to-1. Making up the big loss in Aurora would have taken an overall win in historically Republican Kane County, which includes Aurora. But Foster unexpectedly won Kane, albeit by a narrow margin. Lauzen’s district is much of Kane County.

“I’ve got a race to win in eight months,” Pascoe said as he rang off. In a district that has been held by a Democrat for only two years — following the anti-Republican “Watergate election” of 1974 — in the last 76 years and one in which Foster won by about 5000 votes, few are writing off Oberweis in the coming rematch

About two weeks ago, a contact within the Republican National Committee who requested anonymity insisted to me that “[Bush-appointed RNC Chairman] Mike Duncan has a lock on the job through November. He has a good relationship with John McCain and John doesn’t want to cause any disruptions.”

All signs are that my contact was correct. No one talks about replacing Duncan. But the McCain brand on the RNC is being stamped: the Republican National Committee has just announced that three top McCain lieutenants are coming on board.

Taking on the position of deputy chairman of the RNC is Frank Donatelli, attorney and former Reagan White House aide. Donatelli, who got his start in the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, is the classic insider, having worked on numerous campaigns and managed onetime Secretary of State James Baker’s only campaign for elective office (a losing 1978 race for attorney general of Texas). Donatelli will be the liaison between the committee and the McCain campaign.

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a popular surrogate speaker for McCain in the primaries, will head the GOP’s national “Victory” organization that oversees voter contact and helps the entire Republican ticket. Likely to work with Fiorina in the “Victory” organization is Mike DuHaime, onetime political director of the RNC and most recently, campaign manager for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.

The name of Frank Donatelli is certain to draw applause from the right. Another McCain choice for the national operation is likely to draw other reactions from conservatives: Lew Eisenberg, former partner at Goldman Sachs and national finance chairman of the RNC. Eisenberg has long been active in pro-choice causes and his selection as RNC finance chairman provoked spirited opposition on the right and vocal opposition from some pro-lifers on the committee. Eisenberg will now work with Fiorina and DuHame as finance chairman for “Victory.”

 

McCain Puts his Brand on RNC

 

By John Gizzi

 

About two weeks ago, a contact within the Republican National Committee who requested anonymity insisted to me that “[Bush-appointed RNC Chairman] Mike Duncan has a lock on the job through November. He has a good relationship with John McCain and John doesn’t want to cause any disruptions.”

 

All signs are that my contact was correct. No one talks about replacing Duncan. But the McCain brand on the RNC is being stamped: the Republican National Committee has just announced that three top McCain lieutenants are coming on board.

Taking on the position of deputy chairman of the RNC is Frank Donatelli, attorney and former Reagan White House aide. Donatelli, who got his start in the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, is the classic insider, having worked on numerous campaigns and managed onetime Secretary of State James Baker’s only campaign for elective office (a losing 1978 race for attorney general of Texas). Donatelli will be the liaison between the committee and the McCain campaign.

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a popular surrogate speaker for McCain in the primaries, will head the GOP’s national “Victory” organization that oversees voter contact and helps the entire Republican ticket. Likely to work with Fiorina in the “Victory” organization is Mike DuHaime, onetime political director of the RNC and most recently, campaign manager for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.

The name of Frank Donatelli is certain to draw applause from the right. Another McCain choice for the national operation is likely to draw other reactions from conservatives: Lew Eisenberg, former partner at Goldman Sachs and national finance chairman of the RNC. Eisenberg has long been active in pro-choice causes and his selection as RNC finance chairman provoked spirited opposition on the right and vocal opposition from some pro-lifers on the committee. Eisenberg will now work with Fiorina and DuHame as finance chairman for “Victory.” .

McCain Puts his Brand on RNC

 

By John Gizzi

 

About two weeks ago, a contact within the Republican National Committee who requested anonymity insisted to me that “[Bush-appointed RNC Chairman] Mike Duncan has a lock on the job through November. He has a good relationship with John McCain and John doesn’t want to cause any disruptions.”

 

All signs are that my contact was correct. No one talks about replacing Duncan. But the McCain brand on the RNC is being stamped: the Republican National Committee has just announced that three top McCain lieutenants are coming on board.

Taking on the position of deputy chairman of the RNC is Frank Donatelli, attorney and former Reagan White House aide. Donatelli, who got his start in the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, is the classic insider, having worked on numerous campaigns and managed onetime Secretary of State James Baker’s only campaign for elective office (a losing 1978 race for attorney general of Texas). Donatelli will be the liaison between the committee and the McCain campaign.

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a popular surrogate speaker for McCain in the primaries, will head the GOP’s national “Victory” organization that oversees voter contact and helps the entire Republican ticket. Likely to work with Fiorina in the “Victory” organization is Mike DuHaime, onetime political director of the RNC and most recently, campaign manager for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.

The name of Frank Donatelli is certain to draw applause from the right. Another McCain choice for the national operation is likely to draw other reactions from conservatives: Lew Eisenberg, former partner at Goldman Sachs and national finance chairman of the RNC. Eisenberg has long been active in pro-choice causes and his selection as RNC finance chairman provoked spirited opposition on the right and vocal opposition from some pro-lifers on the committee. Eisenberg will now work with Fiorina and DuHame as finance chairman for “Victory.” .

International tyrants – whether grand or petty – have a consistent record when they take on the US Marines: they lose. But petty tyrants in our nation, such as California foster care commissioner Marilyn Mackel – fight inside the system where the Corps is uncharacteristically defenseless.
Mackel probably never heard of Sarah Lister but the two might have been separated at birth. In 1997, Army personnel chief Lister was forced to apologize to the Marines for describing them as ”extremists” who risked ”total disconnection with society.” Marilyn Mackel should be forced to reverse her decision and apologize to would-be Marine Shawn Sage.
“Shawn Sage long dreamed of joining the military and watching, “Full Metal Jacket” last year really sold him on becoming a Marine, ” began a piece in the Los Angeles Daily News by David Bartholomew. Bartholomew went on to chronicle what happened to Shawn Sage next.

A foster child, trapped in the California Foster Care System; a system run by unapologetic Marxists, Sage went before Children’s Commissioner Marilyn Mackel to ask the judge if he could have permission to serve his nation. Sage is 17 years old. He dreamed of building a life for himself, outside the system that cared for him. He dreamt of being a free man. Plus, it should be noted, the enlistment carried with it a $10,000 signing bonus, what must have amounted to a lot of money to Sage. But Judge Mackel would have none of it. She denied his request citing her opposition to the war in Iraq, the Marine Corps and the “fact” – in her mind — that military recruiters lie and view recruits as only warm bodies to be exploited.

This is the America we inhabit in 2008. It would be easy to dismiss this act as the rantings of a classic California leftist, but it is part of an emerging pattern, one aimed at permanently altering this nation. The responsibility for it lies squarely at the feet of Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Anti-war hysteria from Democrats is nothing new. In fact the Democrats long ago perfected rioting to oppose unpopular wars. During the Civil War, New York Democrats, yes, the same party that so proudly claims Hillary and Obama as members, pillaged, burned and looted New York for 3 days, over opposition to the draft. New York Democrats really hated the idea of dying for brown skinned people far away. Sound familiar? That same sentiment would emerge again a little over a century later, when leftists, bloodied the streets of America as Weathermen and Black Panthers.

From 1860 to 1968 to 2008–the Democrats are at it again—stoking rage and anger at the military. Not just in Mackel’s court but also in Berkeley where Code Pink threatened USMC recruiters, and the city sided with Code Pink. As recently as last Thursday the anti war hysteria flared up again as a New York City military recruitment station in Times Square was bombed by some bicycle-pedaling whacko. The bomber tossed an explosive at the building around 3 a.m, apparently aiming to protest violently at a time when casualties would presumably not be inflicted.

This is just a few steps up the radicals’ ladder from the Code Pink whacko who tried to smear blood on the face of Secretary of State Condi Rice as she testified at the United States Senate.

Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emmanuel, Harry Reid, Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and their fellow travelers have all made it their stock in trade to get elected and garner more power by blaming the Bush administration for making America more vulnerable and less liked in the international community, willfully ignoring the war terrorists wage on us. They have played like the defeatist pied pipers.

The problem is, like most liberal promises, there is no underlying truth. There is only the sales pitch. The Democrats who did the bidding of the liberals, by getting them majorities in the house and senate and got nothing for it. They have worked tirelessly to gin up turn out at the polling places and caucus sites throughout the long cold winter. They even had to work in liberal hell, that is to say, Idaho, North Dakota and Wyoming to rack up wins for these same Democrats, Clinton and Obama. And like it or not, they will demand and must be paid their tribute, either in votes or in blood.

According to a report in “The Politico” a coalition of radical Democrats want to “recreate ‘68”, vowing to turn Denver into Chicago 1968 all over again. The moon bats and the nut roots want not only consideration, but a chance to actually forge policy.

All this is, to paraphrase President Reagan, a time for choosing for the Democrat Party. Will they turn policy over to unreconstructed street terrorists who seek to bomb their way into power? Or will they instead show the adult leadership the party needs. My guess is that based on the party’s inability to get a handle on the kook fringe– it’s gonna get ugly.

The saddest thing in all this is the crushed dream of Shawn Sage, the 17 year old, young man, who wants to serve his nation, honorably, as a Marine. This is a young man who has had many choices to make—for good and for bad. He has clearly indicated a desire for the right road. He ought to be allowed to tread it. He deserves to realize his potential in a Marine Corps Uniform. Judge Marilyn Mackel is just another liberal, drunk with power, who seized her chance to stick it to the Marine Corps, on the back of an honorable young man. Maybe she can be convinced that her actions are not only unpatriotic but immoral. Her office phone number is: (323) 526 6402.

Sadly, while Sage has proven that he is exactly the kind of young man this nation needs, Mackel is proving, that she’d be a perfect choice for the Clinton or Obama Supreme Court. A Leftist kook that hates the military reviles personal choice, and loves to force people to live their lives, the way Marxists like Mackel deem appropriate.

About two weeks ago, a contact within the Republican National Committee who requested anonymity insisted to me that “[Bush-appointed RNC Chairman] Mike Duncan has a lock on the job through November. He has a good relationship with John McCain and John doesn’t want to cause any disruptions.”

 

All signs are that my contact was correct. No one talks about replacing Duncan. But the McCain brand on the RNC is being stamped: the Republican National Committee has just announced that three top McCain lieutenants are coming on board.

Taking on the position of deputy chairman of the RNC is Frank Donatelli, attorney and former Reagan White House aide. Donatelli, who got his start in the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, is the classic insider, having worked on numerous campaigns and managed onetime Secretary of State James Baker’s only campaign for elective office (a losing 1978 race for attorney general of Texas). Donatelli will be the liaison between the committee and the McCain campaign.

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a popular surrogate speaker for McCain in the primaries, will head the GOP’s national “Victory” organization that oversees voter contact and helps the entire Republican ticket. Likely to work with Fiorina in the “Victory” organization is Mike DuHaime, onetime political director of the RNC and most recently, campaign manager for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.

The name of Frank Donatelli is certain to draw applause from the right. Another McCain choice for the national operation is likely to draw other reactions from conservatives: Lew Eisenberg, former partner at Goldman Sachs and national finance chairman of the RNC. Eisenberg has long been active in pro-choice causes and his selection as RNC finance chairman provoked spirited opposition on the right and vocal opposition from some pro-lifers on the committee. Eisenberg will now work with Fiorina and DuHame as finance chairman for “Victory.” .

 

McCain Puts his Brand on RNC

 

By John Gizzi

 

About two weeks ago, a contact within the Republican National Committee who requested anonymity insisted to me that “[Bush-appointed RNC Chairman] Mike Duncan has a lock on the job through November. He has a good relationship with John McCain and John doesn’t want to cause any disruptions.”

 

All signs are that my contact was correct. No one talks about replacing Duncan. But the McCain brand on the RNC is being stamped: the Republican National Committee has just announced that three top McCain lieutenants are coming on board.

Taking on the position of deputy chairman of the RNC is Frank Donatelli, attorney and former Reagan White House aide. Donatelli, who got his start in the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, is the classic insider, having worked on numerous campaigns and managed onetime Secretary of State James Baker’s only campaign for elective office (a losing 1978 race for attorney general of Texas). Donatelli will be the liaison between the committee and the McCain campaign.

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a popular surrogate speaker for McCain in the primaries, will head the GOP’s national “Victory” organization that oversees voter contact and helps the entire Republican ticket. Likely to work with Fiorina in the “Victory” organization is Mike DuHaime, onetime political director of the RNC and most recently, campaign manager for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.

The name of Frank Donatelli is certain to draw applause from the right. Another McCain choice for the national operation is likely to draw other reactions from conservatives: Lew Eisenberg, former partner at Goldman Sachs and national finance chairman of the RNC. Eisenberg has long been active in pro-choice causes and his selection as RNC finance chairman provoked spirited opposition on the right and vocal opposition from some pro-lifers on the committee. Eisenberg will now work with Fiorina and DuHame as finance chairman for “Victory.” .

McCain Puts his Brand on RNC

 

By John Gizzi

 

About two weeks ago, a contact within the Republican National Committee who requested anonymity insisted to me that “[Bush-appointed RNC Chairman] Mike Duncan has a lock on the job through November. He has a good relationship with John McCain and John doesn’t want to cause any disruptions.”

 

All signs are that my contact was correct. No one talks about replacing Duncan. But the McCain brand on the RNC is being stamped: the Republican National Committee has just announced that three top McCain lieutenants are coming on board.

Taking on the position of deputy chairman of the RNC is Frank Donatelli, attorney and former Reagan White House aide. Donatelli, who got his start in the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, is the classic insider, having worked on numerous campaigns and managed onetime Secretary of State James Baker’s only campaign for elective office (a losing 1978 race for attorney general of Texas). Donatelli will be the liaison between the committee and the McCain campaign.

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a popular surrogate speaker for McCain in the primaries, will head the GOP’s national “Victory” organization that oversees voter contact and helps the entire Republican ticket. Likely to work with Fiorina in the “Victory” organization is Mike DuHaime, onetime political director of the RNC and most recently, campaign manager for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.

The name of Frank Donatelli is certain to draw applause from the right. Another McCain choice for the national operation is likely to draw other reactions from conservatives: Lew Eisenberg, former partner at Goldman Sachs and national finance chairman of the RNC. Eisenberg has long been active in pro-choice causes and his selection as RNC finance chairman provoked spirited opposition on the right and vocal opposition from some pro-lifers on the committee. Eisenberg will now work with Fiorina and DuHame as finance chairman for “Victory.” .

International tyrants – whether grand or petty – have a consistent record when they take on the US Marines: they lose. But petty tyrants in our nation, such as California foster care commissioner Marilyn Mackel – fight inside the system where the Corps is uncharacteristically defenseless.
Mackel probably never heard of Sarah Lister but the two might have been separated at birth. In 1997, Army personnel chief Lister was forced to apologize to the Marines for describing them as ”extremists” who risked ”total disconnection with society.” Marilyn Mackel should be forced to reverse her decision and apologize to would-be Marine Shawn Sage.
“Shawn Sage long dreamed of joining the military and watching, “Full Metal Jacket” last year really sold him on becoming a Marine, ” began a piece in the Los Angeles Daily News by David Bartholomew. Bartholomew went on to chronicle what happened to Shawn Sage next.

A foster child, trapped in the California Foster Care System; a system run by unapologetic Marxists, Sage went before Children’s Commissioner Marilyn Mackel to ask the judge if he could have permission to serve his nation. Sage is 17 years old. He dreamed of building a life for himself, outside the system that cared for him. He dreamt of being a free man. Plus, it should be noted, the enlistment carried with it a $10,000 signing bonus, what must have amounted to a lot of money to Sage. But Judge Mackel would have none of it. She denied his request citing her opposition to the war in Iraq, the Marine Corps and the “fact” – in her mind — that military recruiters lie and view recruits as only warm bodies to be exploited.

This is the America we inhabit in 2008. It would be easy to dismiss this act as the rantings of a classic California leftist, but it is part of an emerging pattern, one aimed at permanently altering this nation. The responsibility for it lies squarely at the feet of Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Anti-war hysteria from Democrats is nothing new. In fact the Democrats long ago perfected rioting to oppose unpopular wars. During the Civil War, New York Democrats, yes, the same party that so proudly claims Hillary and Obama as members, pillaged, burned and looted New York for 3 days, over opposition to the draft. New York Democrats really hated the idea of dying for brown skinned people far away. Sound familiar? That same sentiment would emerge again a little over a century later, when leftists, bloodied the streets of America as Weathermen and Black Panthers.

From 1860 to 1968 to 2008–the Democrats are at it again—stoking rage and anger at the military. Not just in Mackel’s court but also in Berkeley where Code Pink threatened USMC recruiters, and the city sided with Code Pink. As recently as last Thursday the anti war hysteria flared up again as a New York City military recruitment station in Times Square was bombed by some bicycle-pedaling whacko. The bomber tossed an explosive at the building around 3 a.m, apparently aiming to protest violently at a time when casualties would presumably not be inflicted.

This is just a few steps up the radicals’ ladder from the Code Pink whacko who tried to smear blood on the face of Secretary of State Condi Rice as she testified at the United States Senate.

Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emmanuel, Harry Reid, Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton and their fellow travelers have all made it their stock in trade to get elected and garner more power by blaming the Bush administration for making America more vulnerable and less liked in the international community, willfully ignoring the war terrorists wage on us. They have played like the defeatist pied pipers.

The problem is, like most liberal promises, there is no underlying truth. There is only the sales pitch. The Democrats who did the bidding of the liberals, by getting them majorities in the house and senate and got nothing for it. They have worked tirelessly to gin up turn out at the polling places and caucus sites throughout the long cold winter. They even had to work in liberal hell, that is to say, Idaho, North Dakota and Wyoming to rack up wins for these same Democrats, Clinton and Obama. And like it or not, they will demand and must be paid their tribute, either in votes or in blood.

According to a report in “The Politico” a coalition of radical Democrats want to “recreate ‘68”, vowing to turn Denver into Chicago 1968 all over again. The moon bats and the nut roots want not only consideration, but a chance to actually forge policy.

All this is, to paraphrase President Reagan, a time for choosing for the Democrat Party. Will they turn policy over to unreconstructed street terrorists who seek to bomb their way into power? Or will they instead show the adult leadership the party needs. My guess is that based on the party’s inability to get a handle on the kook fringe– it’s gonna get ugly.

The saddest thing in all this is the crushed dream of Shawn Sage, the 17 year old, young man, who wants to serve his nation, honorably, as a Marine. This is a young man who has had many choices to make—for good and for bad. He has clearly indicated a desire for the right road. He ought to be allowed to tread it. He deserves to realize his potential in a Marine Corps Uniform. Judge Marilyn Mackel is just another liberal, drunk with power, who seized her chance to stick it to the Marine Corps, on the back of an honorable young man. Maybe she can be convinced that her actions are not only unpatriotic but immoral. Her office phone number is: (323) 526 6402.

Sadly, while Sage has proven that he is exactly the kind of young man this nation needs, Mackel is proving, that she’d be a perfect choice for the Clinton or Obama Supreme Court. A Leftist kook that hates the military reviles personal choice, and loves to force people to live their lives, the way Marxists like Mackel deem appropriate.

McCain Puts his Brand on RNC

About two weeks ago, a contact within the Republican National Committee who requested anonymity insisted to me that “[Bush-appointed RNC Chairman] Mike Duncan has a lock on the job through November. He has a good relationship with John McCain and John doesn’t want to cause any disruptions.”

All signs are that my contact was correct. No one talks about replacing Duncan. But the McCain brand on the RNC is being stamped: the Republican National Committee has just announced that three top McCain lieutenants are coming on board.

Taking on the position of deputy chairman of the RNC is Frank Donatelli, attorney and former Reagan White House aide. Donatelli, who got his start in the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, is the classic insider, having worked on numerous campaigns and managed onetime Secretary of State James Baker’s only campaign for elective office (a losing 1978 race for attorney general of Texas). Donatelli will be the liaison between the committee and the McCain campaign.

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a popular surrogate speaker for McCain in the primaries, will head the GOP’s national “Victory” organization that oversees voter contact and helps the entire Republican ticket. Likely to work with Fiorina in the “Victory” organization is Mike DuHaime, onetime political director of the RNC and most recently, campaign manager for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid.

The name of Frank Donatelli is certain to draw applause from the right. Another McCain choice for the national operation is likely to draw other reactions from conservatives: Lew Eisenberg, former partner at Goldman Sachs and national finance chairman of the RNC. Eisenberg has long been active in pro-choice causes and his selection as RNC finance chairman provoked spirited opposition on the right and vocal opposition from some pro-lifers on the committee. Eisenberg will now work with Fiorina and DuHame as finance chairman for “Victory.” .

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John Gizzi has come to be known as â??the man who knows everyone in Washingtonâ? and, indeed, many of those who hold elected positions and in party leadership roles throughout the United States. With his daily access to the White House as a correspondent, Mr. Gizzi offers readers the inside scoop on whatâ??s going on in the nationâ??s capital. He is the author of a number of popular Human Events features, such as â??Gizzi on Politicsâ? and spotlights of key political races around the country. Gizzi also is the host of â??Gizziâ??s America,â? video interviews that appear on HumanEvents.com. Gizzi got his start at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV shows, including Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, America's Voice,The Jim Bohannon Show, Fox 5, WUSA 9, America's Radio News Network and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC -- and has appeared on France24 TV and German Radio. He is a past president of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, past member of the St. Matthew's Cathedral's Parish Council, and secretary of the West End Friends of the Library. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002. John Gizzi is also a credentialed correspondent at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. He has questioned two IMF managing directors, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Christine LaGarde, and has become friends with international correspondents worldwide. Johnâ??s email is JGizzi@EaglePub.Com

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