Elections, Impeachment, and Carville: This Fall Has it All!!

By Brad Holtz

The briskness in the air is the first sign of fall in Indiana. Among other signs are football season, baseball playoffs, and of course the heated political season that precedes another mid-term election. But it's not just another mid-term election. This fall Republicans have a golden opportunity to pick up numerous seats in both the House and the Senate.

Speculation is that Democrats are so dismayed by the Clinton scandal, Democratic voter turnout will be extremely low. With the current situation Slick Willie has gotten himself into (has gotten himself into, not Ken Starr), Republicans must turn out at the polls to ensure more control over Congress. The elections are November 3rd. You have probably seen CR's all over campus registering students to vote. If you happen to see a CR around, stop and take a minute to register to vote.

If you haven't been able to find any CR's, head over to the IU Student Association office at the Indiana Memorial Union. It will all be worth it when the Republican Party has an even larger edge over the Democrats following the elections. Let's show Representative John Hostettler our support by voting for him in a landslide over challenger Gail Riecken. This year's mid-term elections will be one to remember.

From the national front, James Carville is back once again, this time declaring war against Newt Gingrich and the Republican Party. On a September 27th appearance on "Meet the Press," he declared war against the man "who is in charge" of the report to Congress, Newt Gingrich. If you did not get a chance to see this interview or just haven't heard the nonsense from Carville, you're missing some comedy. But if you have heard the latest, you have to wonder if Carville was behind the leaking of the Henry Hyde story. Something to ponder.

Nevertheless, Congress is pushing full steam ahead with the impeachment process. A vote this week is expected by the Judiciary Committee to move forward with an impeachment inquiry. John Conyers (D-MI), ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, has called for serious limits on the investigation. He has also called for a possible "censure" of the President. Wasn't it Conyers and all the other Democrats who were calling for everybody to wait until all the facts were out? Of course when the facts did come out, they complained about the "unfairness" and the "partisan politics" of the process. They just can't win, can they?

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