Friday, May 25, 2007

Those calls helped

Rosa Delauro, Chris Murphy and Joe Courtney apparently anguished over their votes for war funding. Why? Did they really expect there to be something in the bill that would warrant their support? Or did they stand, finger in the wind, to see which way the political breeze was blowing? In the case of the latter, the calls we all made ("pelted" is the descriptive used in the Courant), had an effect.

I wish, however, that Delauro, and especially Murphy who owes so much of his election success to the fact that he was as anti-war as Nancy Johnson was pro-war, would have had the courage of John Larson and Chris Dodd, and have come out early, hard and strong against a bill that is a capitulation to a deceitful administration.

But they are politicians, aren't they. I guess I shouldn't expect them to act like statesmen and stateswomen.

And we don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. Right Bob?

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