Sunday, August 08, 2004

Who is a coward?

From the AP:
"Rodney Alexander has betrayed voters in Louisiana and leaders like (Senators) John Breaux and Mary Landrieu, who have helped him. We have no use for turncoats like Rodney Alexander in the new Democratic majority," said Kori Bernards, spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Let me get this straight.   Congressman Alexander waits until just before he is up for re-election and announces his party switch, in a state with an open primary system, wherein he'll face competition from one Republican and one Democrat.   For this he is a turncoat.
Perhaps Rep. Alexander should have waited until after the election to make his switch.  In that case, he would be considered brave, not unlike Senator Jim Jeffords, who crossed over from Republican to Democrat after the GOP and Republican voters helped win he re-election.

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