Tuesday, March 18, 2008

What a week for politics! Tomorrow, I'm headed to Fayetteville to cover Sen. Obama's "major" speech on Iraq. No doubt, the location was strategic with Fort Bragg. It says there will be military families there. I'm curious to see if any active duty members will be there. I can't imagine too many active duty soldiers going to an anti-war speech whether or not they believe in Obama's plan.

Then on Thursday, the House of Representatives could vote to kick out a member (Rep. Wright) for the first time since 1880! Yes that's an eight not a nine!

The Legislative Black Caucus is meeting tomorrow and supposedly Rep. Wright is on their agenda. There have been reports some members want to ask their colleagues to vote for censure instead of kicking him out of office. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.

We do know the plans are to wrap this up in one day Thursday. Friday's a state holiday and members don't want to drag this out any longer than necessary. By the way only a simple majority vote is needed.

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