Wednesday, November 25, 2015

WDT:Stefanik talks ISIS with Saudi, Egyptian leaders; meets deployed Fort Drum soldiers in Afghanistan

   While I was bidding on some Egyptian art, our MOC was in Egypt and other places over there making us all proud.  Rep. Elise Stefanik visited Fort Drum troops and met with Middle East leaders.
    It's good to have someone so engaged and in a position of influence.  I know supporting her came with a price but I have no regrets, and I look forward to signing her nominating petition in 2016 as she seeks a second term.
Watertown Daily Times | Stefanik talks ISIS with Saudi, Egyptian leaders; meets deployed Fort Drum soldiers in Afghanistan


Anonymous said...

oh come on now. There was no price for supporting her. In fact, you benefited politically from supporting her. The MSM never liked you to begin with. If that's what you are talking about? And the local GOP tried to dethrone you last election too. It just happens to be that voters were more fickle this year. Ell oh ell...maybe that's why the fire code guy didn't like you...because you were starting to act too much like him.

Good job on the part of our very popular MOC ! She is going to win by an even higher margin than last election.

Anonymous said...

She really needs to work on that pasted on smile!.

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

Ms. Stefanik may be on thin ice meeting with foreign leaders and discussing foreign and military policy as described in this article, which I am sure does not cover all topics this WDT piece outlines.

That role, that duty, that responsibility falls directly under the President's role as the Commander-in-Chief (CINC) and chief foreign policy maker for the country and especially in these times of "war" by any definition, and certainly not up to a freshman member of Congress whether she or a he is youngest or not ... it is not her place to hold such high level "discussions" period.

I do not intend to belittle her ability to think and question and such, but not necessarily with foreign leaders ... that is my key point. She may be bright, the youngest ever elected to the House, and such (and factually she is), but she also has to know the protocols for such meetings. By this article and contents it shows me she does not know those boundaries.

Lest We Forget these words from John Marshall, the most-influential chief justice in U.S. history, declared on the floor of the House of Representatives one time: "The president is the sole organ of the nation in its external relations, and its sole representative with foreign nations.”

Justice George Sutherland noted Marshall’s claim in United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation (1936), perhaps the most frequently cited case dealing with foreign affairs, concluding "... the president alone negotiates: Into the field of negotiation, the Senate cannot intrude; and Congress itself is powerless to invade it."

Granted Ms. Stefanik was "not negotiating" per se that we know about, but watch her milk this trip and meeting for all it's worth. IMHO.