Kos on NC Rubber Stamps of Senators

I just got off a plane coming from a place that is in the 80's and landing in the wintery mix in Raleigh. At least I could find a little chicken soup for my political soul in this post from Kos on the rubber stamp senators from North Carolina and the fact that current election realities mean that Dole must actually go against this president, who she has proudly stood behind for the last four years:

Burr doesn't face reelection until 2010, so he doesn't have to pretend to have an "independent" bone in his body. He can be his true, rubber-stamping self. Dole, on the other hand, will have to perform rhetorical gymnastics to buck the growing anti-Bush and anti-war sentiment in her state despite being one of Bush's most loyal lieutenants.


Saw that in Christensen's column

and then on Kos. I think she's choosing her words hoping the press will pick up on it and folks will consider that she's being thoughtful and taking things under consideration. I think it's bull. She wouldn't know how to act without her leash. It's an act.

Welcome back. I think I might have stayed if I were you, especially if TGBabe was with you.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Think you're right,SD.

Liddy said a lot of nice sounding wishy washy stuff when she was running for election in 2002. She turned out to be completely, totally 100% NOT what she represented herself to be.

She's playing the same game now. It's all mush-mouth and non-committal finger in the air niceynice sounding crap that she has absolutely NO intention of remembering after the polls close -- win or lose.

Do I sound bitter?

There's a good reason for that. I am.

Every time I see her face or hear her name or read about something she said or did my brain cramps up and I get a sudden case of indigestion ... knowing that I am at least partly responsible for that rubberstamp of a Senator being in office. It is a constant thorn in my side. I voted for her. I am very much looking forward to working for whoever runs against her ** coughBradachem **.

And besides that, her constituent services suck. And her votes suck. And she doesn't give a flip about NC. And she writes silly letters. And ... and ... and I think I'd better push away from the keyboard. :\

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."


I love your response....made me laugh. I'm sorry for your discomfort. You are forgiven for that lame-ass vote. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.