Thursday, September 20, 2007
Cafferty: Bill on Hillary team?
Would you want to see Bill Clinton play an active policy role in a potential Hillary Clinton administration?
If Bill Clinton wasn't with the Hillary campaign, there would be no Hillary campaign! I like them both, but Bill's the star. -Terry, Nebraska
As a guy older than you, God help us both, I've seen a lot of politicians come and go. Bill Clinton may be the smartest one I've seen in my lifetime, although that isn't saying much. Let’s hope he contributes in some positive way. Hillary will need all the help she can get. -Stewart
He would be a great addition to her administration, more than she was in his. Unfortunately, he can't be a member of her Cabinet from what I hear, but he would be a great roving ambassador.-Allan, Cameron Park, California
No, I don't want to see Bill Clinton as a policy maker should Hillary be elected. It's one thing when a spouse adds to a presidency through support or encouraging an administration's program. It's quite another for a president's spouse to engage in policy making. -Anne, Seattle
Not only will Bill Clinton need to be called upon, but every other person who can possibly contribute to getting us out of the mess we're in. It will be All Hands on Deck. -Peggy, Baltimore, MarylandShould a Middle Eastern government be allowed to own a large stake in an American stock exchange?
It is very sad that at this point in time, it is all about the dollar. Greedy people are even willing to sacrifice the financial security of this great country to make money. The Nasdaq/Dubai deal is an absolute disgrace. -Uyi, Houston
Of course not. That's as crazy as opening up our country's highways to Mexican trucks. It's the kind of thing, though, that we are starting to get used to. -Mike
Dear Jack, It would appear that the answer is a no-brainer. However, since you asked, I believe it is unwise for any foreign government to have even a minority stake in such a major component of what controls our economy. -Scott, Delaware
Sure, why not? We're already half owned by China, why not throw some Middle Eastern influences in there as well. -Ally, Lawrence, Kansas
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Cafferty: Buying a gun?
"The Cafferty File": Democrat in '08?What kind of restrictions should there be on gun purchases?
Why not have those who are mentally ill end up in a database that can be checked by the state before issuing the gun? If the person isn't in the database, they are not restricted. That way American citizens don't need to give up privacy when buying a gun unless they have already been "committed". Problem solved. Otherwise you end up with a database that contains a psychological profile of every citizen in the nation. -Trevor
I think a background check should be mandatory for anyone purchasing a gun. I think that background checks should include any episodes of mental illness as well as a criminal record. I also think mandatory training in how to handle and shoot a gun is a good idea. -Jim, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
I don't give a damn about your privacy when you're buying a gun. If you're planning on using a gun against me, then I deserve to know everything about you. -Bryan, AtlantaIs it a good idea for Senate Democrats to delay the confirmation of the next attorney general while they wait for subpoenaed documents from the White House?
Jack, It is absolutely necessary to delay any further attorney general confirmations until a proper investigation into past misconduct can be carried out. Why write another blank check for Bush's string of corrupt cronies? It's about time someone puts their foot down and reminds Bush that he works for us -Dave, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
This is an ideal time to get the information that has been requested. They should absolutely hinder the confirmation and draw it out until the White House squeals. Anytime you can show Bush there is a cost to his arrogance, the better off we are. -Bill, Florida
The Senate should delay the confirmation. The administration has stalled long enough on legitimate requests from Congress that are part of the oversight process. The problem is, if Congress adjourns before ratification, Bush will probably make a recess appointment, anyway.-Roger, Madison, Wisconsin
It doesn't matter if there is an attorney general or not. Bush, in his cockiness and stubbornness, won't hand over any documents. He will just claim executive privilege or that Barney ate them.-Doreen, Bellevue, Washington