Ralph Reed * Michelle Bachelet Wins in Chile
Good news this morning. First, about Ralph Reed
. The former executive director of Christian Coalition, and currently a contender for Lt. Governor's position in Georgia, is facing troubling questions about his connection with Jack Abramoff and money he received for his work on Indian casinos. Remember Hillary Clinton's "Woulda, coulda, shoulda" in defense of her profit in commodities trading ?
Reed said he helped close an illegal casino in Texas and prevented casinos from coming to Alabama. "Many marriages and lives were saved" and "many children were spared the consequences of gambling because of the work I did."
But, he added, "if I had known then what I know now, I would not have done that work."
Reading about Michelle Bachelet
's victory in Chile made me rejoice. Chile has come a long way from the days of military juntas (that the U.S. backed and aided). General Pinochet is facing trial. Ms. Bachelet, former political prisoner during Pinochet's regime, elected president. Felicitaciones, Chileans.*****