Posted by: reddiva | February 18, 2010

Kelly Ayotte – As Solid As Granite

I do as much research as I can prior to endorsing a candidate – especially a candidate in a state other than where I live.  I recognize the only thing that makes another state and her candidates any of my business is that I love this country.  I truly believe that what is good for one of our 50 UNITED States is by extension good for all of our states.

Like many people, I have cried real tears over the destruction that our nation and our Constitution have seen in the last several years.  The most drastic destruction has come recently with the Socialism being forced on Americans from all sides of our federal government.  This simply has to stop.  And it has to stop NOW!

We, the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect union, secure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

These are not just fly-by-night words which we call the Preamble to the Constitution.  They are powerful.  They are specific and carefully chosen words which open the document representing the laws for the most respected, and in some places disrespected, and greatest nation in the world.

The primaries leading into the mid-term elections are important events for American voters.  This is the process by which we most forcefully can have our voices heard.  We must elect true conservative leaders so that they can begin the long overdue process of returning our nation to its conservative roots.  They work for us, not the other way round so it is imperative that our voices be heard loudly and clearly through our vote.

New Hampshire has a serious challenge.  Republican Senator Judd Gregg is retiring.  It is important that the people of New Hampshire elect a truly conservative candidate to replace him.  I would like you to take a look at a portion of an article that was sent to me about the conservative candidate, Kelly Ayotte.  She is a former Attorney General for New Hampshire, and this article speaks volumes about her.

Pro-Life Hero: The Real Kelly Ayotte

Perhaps, the most important Supreme Court decision on abortion in recent years was Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Yes, that Kelly Ayotte.

Another time, a more detailed diary on the legal merits of that case may be warranted. But a quick summary should suffice for now. At issue was the New Hampshire Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act. Former Republican Governor Craig Benson signed that act into law in 2003. Planned Parenthood sued.

Governor Benson’s Attorney General, Peter Heed, defended the law. However, Planned Parenthood won at both the district court and appellate court levels. At some point, Heed left the office and Benson appointed Kelly Ayotte to replace him. It was her decision to appeal the case to the Supreme Court.

Prior to her decision, a Democrat, John Lynch, was elected Governor. In New Hampshire, the Governor appoints the Attorney General. Ayotte was a hold over from a Republican administration and her re-appointment was due. Lynch was a conservative Democrat and the Attorney General postion (sic) is not political. Ayotte was competent and popular and it was assumed that Lynch may re-appoint her despite party differences.

But Lynch opposed the New Hampshire Parental Notification Prior to Abortion Act. He made it clear that he wanted Ayotte to cease her appeal to the Supreme Court. By working against the wishes of Lynch, Ayotte faced the possibility of losing her appointment. Ayotte appealed the case anyway. Governor Lynch went forth and filed his own Amicus Curiae brief opposing his own Attorney General, Kelly Ayotte.

Ayotte believed it was her duty, as Attorney General, to defend the law. Those who know her well also know that she is also committed to protecting life. She risked her re-appointment and put her principles ahead of her career.

Ayotte went to the Supreme Court. And she won. Although the Supreme Court had quibbles with the New Hampshire law, the Court ultimately upheld a state’s right to enact parental notification laws.

Planned Parenthood was devastated. The Pro-Life community was elated. The case has been called the decision that ‘lays the foundation to chip away at Roe’. If you have a parental notification law in your state, you can probably thank Kelly Ayotte for that.


As primary season descends, the ‘Race To The Right’ commences. Many candidates will talk, but it is just talk. Some will speak with great gusto and passion, but it is still just talk.

Everyone has all of sudden become the next Doug Hoffman. But where were they in the past? Are they being opportunistic? Are they competent? Can they win?

Kelly Ayotte will not fare too well with the bullhorn and pom pom crowd. She is not loud or bombastic. She is judicious and soft spoken. But her actions speak for itself.(sic)  Behind that calm demeanor lies a fierce and principled prosecutor. And that fierce and principled prosecutor will soon become a fierce and principled Senator.

Yes, I want a conservative Senator. But I also want a good Senator. I want someone with integrity. And I want someone who can win. Kelly Ayotte is all four.

I am told by her campaign that the website is being updated with a separate issues page but in the meantime you will want to check out these articles that have been written about her candidacy and the press releases from the campaign.

For her conservative approach to governing, her opposition to a Socialized health care bill, her stance on abortion, and her view of the issue of terrorism, it is my choice to endorse Kelly Ayotte for election to the US Senate from New Hampshire.



  1. Same woman who would not prosecute Ray Buckley or voter fraud? Hmmmmm.

    • Hmmmm,

      Thank you for your comment. I get very frustrated sometimes when I think charges should be filed against a person for a circumstance that is in my view a crime. Perhaps your Attorney General, as is so often the case for better or worse, felt there was enough evidence to charge but not enough to convict. In those cases many times the charges are dropped to avoid double jeopardy so that as more evidence arises, conviction is more feasible.

      I do not have the luxury you have of living in New Hampshire to know all the ins and outs of NH politics – if you have an issue with this or any other candidate, I suggest you discuss it directly with the candidate involved. Usually during a campaign, citizens have freer access to discuss many matters with a candidate.



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