The year coming to an end naturally makes me look backward. So, I took a look at my posts from January 1, 2006, and enjoyed this post:
Sylvia Smith, ordinarily the Washington Reporter for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an opinion column in which she asserts that the Democrats are delusional fools for having the audacity to dream of a Republican majority in the United States House of Representatives. Weâ€™ll see, but itâ€™s good to see where Ms. Smith is coming from on the issue.
Unfortunately, the column I linked to is no longer available on the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette so I can’t say how fairly I characterized what Ms. Smith wrote, but in any event Democratic aspirations toward majority apparently weren’t so far-fetched.
Sectarian prayer for the Indiana House of Representatives was also at issue with a law professor opining:
Weâ€™re just increasingly sensitive to both religious partiality in general and to evangelical Christianityâ€™s attempt to be politically and culturally aggressive. Both of those things are going on in that Indiana setting.
And, finally, there were several articles looking at the then upcoming 2006 legislative session. Among other things, toll road privatization was on the agenda as was property tax relief and Republicans trying to “get right” with their constituents after the 2005 session. They got Toll Road privatization done, they enacted a band-aid fix to the property tax problem, and, by and large, they didn’t get right with their constituents.