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Predictions 2005

Thursday, 30 December 2004 12:00 AM

2) G.W. BUSH: 2005 will see him do well inside DC - and poorly outside. With total GOP control in the Senate and House, he will have no trouble with appointments and confirmations. Social Security Reform will go nowhere.

But Iraq will color Bush’s year. As Iraq goes, so, too, will the President’s fortunes. And as Iraq deteriorates so will Mr. Bush’s standing.

3) ECONOMY: America’s trade imbalance and dollar weakness will continue but the stock market will grow steadily. The economy will grow, too, but not explosively.

4) Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist will die from his thyroid cancer. Justice Antonin Scalia will be elevated to Chief Justice.

5) More and more miracle medical success stories will emerge from experimental stem cell research. Some will come from embryonic stem cells and others from umbilical cord cells. But the rush will be ‘on’ for more research dollars and a furious competition will break out worldwide.

6) Hillary will remain far, far ahead of any competitor for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. She and Bill will be scouting for a

7) Dick Cheney will start planning his own 2008 presidential campaign. If Jeb Bush runs, Cheney will not; but in case Jeb opts out, Cheney will run - and has a good chance of winning the GOP nomination in a multi-candidate field.

8) Rudy Giuliani will score well in GOP name-recognition polls (that’s all these polls are 3 years before the primaries) for 2008 - but he is totally unacceptable to conservatives. The Bernie Kerik fiasco is but one example of socially-libertine people Rudy hangs with. The GOP Base will never accept Rudy; he is pro-gay rights, pro-choice, three times married, girl-friends all over the place in his past and he lived with two gay guys when wife #2 heaved him out of Gracie Mansion. That ain’t going to fly in the Republican primaries.

9)The New York State GOP will not be able to get anyone worth beans to run against Hillary for her Senate seat in 2006.

10) Author Ed Klein’s new book on Hillary will be a big, big hit.

11) Scandal: the Big Scandal referred to here in the past may or may not blow open this year. It is close - of that I am certain - but, having predicted it in the past - wrongly - I am hesitant to predict that 2005 will finally be The Year it breaks into public view. Let me re-state this: it is a Huge Scandal which reaches deep into our federal government and into both political parties. It is a devastating indictment of our government and many, many current and past big-name politicians including presidents and senators. I am not objective; I

12) Media: Fox News will continue to grow; CNN will decline: MSNBC will wake up and begin a move to the Right; the 3 broadcast networks will continue to decline in news viewership. Rather’s replacement will be a total bore - no matter who they select.

Happy New Year to you all!

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