“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” – President Barack Obama, April 4, 2009.
That quote shows that Obama is either completely ignorant about the term or cynically dishonest, because American exceptionalism is characteristically different from British, Greek and all other claims of national exceptionalism.
[Editor’s note: Ron Knecht’s column today takes the form of a story for his 12-year-old daughter Karyn.]
Karyn, it’s the Fourth of July, so time for another Daddy story about baseball (of course) and a great American (also of course). I’ve told you about Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Jackie Robinson and others. Today, it’s Lou Gehrig, The Iron Horse.
The Nevada Republican Party and the Douglas County Republican Party invites everyone to come out and meet our Republican Nominees for the November election. Candidates will be in town in preparation to join us in the Carson Valley Days Parade Saturday.
The event is Friday, June 13, 2014, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Hamdogs Restaurant, 1267 U.S. 395, Gardnerville, Nevada.
Guests will enjoy time to get to know the candidates up close as well as a no host bar and free appetizers.
Please come join our co-hosts:
Michael McDonald, Chairman, Nevada Republican Party
Jim Degraffenreid, Vice Chairman, Nevada Republican Party
Marco Caldana, Chairman, Douglas County Republican Central Committee
Candidates Scheduled to appear are:
Candidate for Attorney General, Adam Laxalt
Candidate for Treasurer, Dan Schwartz
Candidate for Controller, "one plain-speaking nerd" Regent Ron Knecht
Candidate for State Senator, Senator James Settlemeyer
Candidate for State Assembly, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler
Additional Candidates Invited:
Candidate for Secretary of State, Senator Barbara Cegavske
Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Senator Mark Hutchison
Please join us and bring a friend as Douglas County welcomes our Nevada Republican candidates. Take this first post-primary chance to get to know the candidates before their busy election schedule cranks up.
The Douglas County Republican Central Committee (DCRCC) is proud to provide the following interviews of the candidates for lieutenant governor of Nevada in the November 2014 election.
These interviews were conducted by DCRCC members with a recording device present to assist in the verbatim transcription of the comments. Candidates were not provided the questions in advance, nor were they allowed to revise their answers.
Candidates were given a courtesy copy of their respective interview transcriptions one day prior to publication here.
We wish to thank DCRCC member Walter Nowosad "The Republican" for conceiving of, planning, and executing these interviews. We believe these transcripts will be a useful resource for the voters of Nevada.