Friday, December 9, 2005

Leahy, Reid, Feingold, and Craig?

A thoughtful and heated post is in the works, but for the moment I wanted to share this story that has me puzzled.

This morning there was an article in the Idaho State Journal about the current Patriot Act legislation which led me to be baffled for much of the day as to why Senator Larry Craig of Idaho would be included in a list of the most liberal senators in Washington, D.C.

It just isn't everyday Larry Craig and Patrick Leahy turn up in the same sentence. Much less in the company of Dick Durbin, Ken Salazar, Russ Feingold, and Harry Reid.

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Anonymous said...

It is pretty easy to figure it out. Idahoans have a libertarian streak to them making them more likely to oppose certain aspects of the PA. Craig is trying to gain favor by appearing to oppose the PA and perhaps trying to distance himself ever so slightly from the Bush Admin. Every now and then politicians try to suprise their opposition and speak out or vote against something you wouldn't normally expect.

Tara A. Rowe said...

Thanks for the explanation. I just find it odd that Craig now is worried about his more libertarian constituents and he picked a pretty liberal group to side with.

Anonymous said...

Probably because there is a lot of bi-partisan opposition to specific aspects of the PA, if not the entire PA.