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Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Harry Reid, D-NV showed all of us here in the Silver State exactly why he will be a formidable minority leader in the years to come. Ol' Pinky is no slouch when it comes to being politically shrewd. Yesterday Reid nominated Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval to a Federal District Judgeship. Sandoval had widely been considered the best chance to unseat Reid in 2010. In one fell swoop, Reid appears to be extending his hand across the aisle in the spirit of bi-partisanship. The populace wins by getting a young, conservative judge on the Federal Bench and Harry Reid wins personally by taking out his most likely competition. Nice move if you can make it.

Of course none of this would have been a problem if I had only received enough votes this year to take Harry's seat. Inexplicably I didn't unless of course you can explain it away by the lack of financing, lack of a campaign and lack of name recognition. Naaaah.....

On the bright side, this is all a rather small blemish on what otherwise has been stellar news coming out of the Administration. President Bush is moving aggressively to implement reforms at both CIA and State. Perhaps oneday we can put to rest the not so far from the truth speculation that State is actually on our Enemies List. Condoleeza Rice will make a fine Secretary of State and she will be everything that Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright were not. She will be the instrument of enforcement for the President's foreign policy and best of all, her appointment has been a wonderfully subtle message to the recalcitrant French and Germans. "So you didn't like our policy before? Well get a load of this!"

Lastly, this really is the best time of year. Fall is the time when game is plentiful, folks around here are always bringing home fish or venison, antelope, elk or fowl. My brothers have recently been turkey hunting and each week friends around here have been hitting the waterways in search of fish or the range and hills in search of bigger game. All of these wonderful meats hit the table in various fashion and I thought that since reader Terry Garcia is always looking for another fish dish, I would serve up one of my favorites. This is a wonderful Cajun recipe for pan fried catfish that is so good, it'll make you want to hit your grandma.

1 cup basic yellow mustard
1 egg
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
salt and cracked black pepper to taste (I like a lot of pepper for flavor and texture)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
3 Catfish fillets

Break the egg into the mustard and beat it and keep it separate from the dry ingredients. Mix together the corn meal, flour, salt and pepper and cayenne. Pat the catfish fillets dry and pour about 1/4 to 1/2 inch vegetable oil into a skillet over medium high heat. Now roll each fillet through the mustard and egg mixture and then dredge them in the flour mixture. Add them to the oil once it is hot enough to sizzle when you introduce a bit of the batter mixture. Once the fillets are in the oil, let them cook until golden brown on each side. About 6 minutes. Remove, place on paper towels to drain and enjoy with some dirty rice and greenbeans or a nice salad aiiiieeeeee!!! Good eatin' on ya.

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family


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