A New Sheriff In Town + Boehner Remains | Wingin’ It Wednesday
This week on "Wingin' It Wednesday", panelist Mike Stagg and Carol Ross joined "Nathan and Bernie in the Morning" to discuss Sheriff Mike Neustrom's announcement that he will not be running for reelection as well as House Speaker Boehner retaining his seat.
Here's what the panel had to say:
1. Current sheriff Mike Neustrom announced Monday he will not seek a fifth term. He says his decision comes after months of contemplation and that he will leave with no regrets when his term expires in 2016. Who would you like to see run for the office?
Carol Ross started us off:
I don’t have a preference to who should run, but Mike Neustrom is one of the most unusual politicians on the local scene. He seemed to be a very shy guy. He stood out from that standpoint and from then on I haven’t heard a whiff of controversy from the Sheriff’s Office. I think he’s been very independent in the way he’s run the department. He’s been professional. I’ve been really impressed with the way Sheriff Neustrom has run the department.
For name recognition, I’d say Kip Judice would have to be the front runner.
Mike Stagg posited:
You’d have to say that the recent death of his daughter factored into this decision. Parents aren’t made to burry their children.
But he has been a great Sheriff. He’s got a college degree, he understands what this is about.
It’s going to be important to look at the backgrounds of these [candidates]. Do they have the smarts to continue the enlightened programs that Neustrom started.
I don’t think Kip Judice can be elected Sheriff because he’s not a Republican.
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2. GOP House Speaker John Boehner has retained his seat despite some hot competition. Your thoughts?
Mike started us off:
The low standards in the new Republican caucus. This is a fractured caucus and it remains to be seen if they can get some unity now. We have divided government, but we have divided government within the parties. There may be some opportunities between the House and the Senate for some unusual coalitions to form.
This so-called fracturing within the Republican party shows that there’s some principled opposition to stuff that’s going on in Washington. There will be some serious and meaningful legislation passed. They are going to pass the Keystone Pipeline. There will be some stop put to the amnesty program the President put in. There’s going to be some compromise in some unusual ways
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