What committee assignments will Angus King get, now that the Dems
don't need his vote for a majority in the Senate? (Though they will need him
for filibuster-proof majorities.)
Who will lead Maine's
Democrats out of the wilderness and into actual control of the State House?
How many things will get thrown across Capitol Street
between the Blaine House and the State House?
What things will they be? And who will throw them?
Back in 2010, I wrote about how Mormons, Catholics, and evangelical Protestants had united - despite each teaching that the others are not true Christians - to work toward a common political goal: banning same-sex marriage.
With the pick of Catholic Paul Ryan, Mormon Mitt Romney has declared that there is a larger goal: taking over the political power structure of the country.
Required reading in this Sunday's Times magazine: Bill Keller's explores the political ramifications of voting for gay marriage if you're a conservative Republican (or at least, a Republican backed by New York state's Conservative Party).
Among the highlights:
A few years ago, I interviewed sometimes-Portlander Chris Korzen about his book, A Nation For All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can Save America From the Politics of Division (Jossey-Bass), and organization for which he serves as executive director, Catholics United.
That organization is taking a high-profile stand in support of members of Congress (specifically, pro-life Dems) who voted for health-care reform and are now taking heat from anti-abortion activists
No, we're not prognosticating on who is going to win.
But if you want to learn about what the gubernatorial candidates think about the arts and the "creative economy" there's just one place to go:
Andres Verzosa of Aucocisco Galleries has taken it upon himself to interview each of the candidates on their views on the arts and creativity in Maine, and has posted the video of those conversations online.
After promising to seek Clean Election funds, and then failing to collect enough initial contributions to have a shot at qualifying, Green party gubernatorial candidate Lynne Williams has now announced that she "will not use taxpayer funds" for her campaign. Cloaked in objections to the recent changes to the campaign, the message sounds like just about any other politician facing troubles and refusing to admit them honestly.
With one week left before Election Day on Tuesday, November 3 (HOW is it almost November?), activists on all sides are pulling out their last-minute strategies. And local media outlets are overflowing with opinions too. (You can see our election coverage in this week's issue.)
At 10 a.m. tomorrow, Governor John Baldacci will speak in Bangor in favor of gay marriage and against ballot question #1.