Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Question of the Day

Is it entirely out of the realm of possibilities that somewhere down the road in Idaho we will be seeing headlines here similar to those in Parker Griffith's Alabama congressional district? Just a thought...

(Left: Congressman Parker Griffith, now a Republican Alabama representative; right: Congressman Walter Minnick, not exactly a "Democratic" Idaho representative.)

3 comments:

N. Speth said...

Hey, I'd rather have a DINO moderate (who, admittedly, would fit better in with the Republican party) representing me than my home state's Jason Chaffetz, who sleeps on a cot in his senate office so his daughter "doesn't have to." As if his $170k congressional salary isn't enough to fund his home and a small apartment in DC. The cot is and was a ploy to get him national exposure.

That being said, I think you need to remember that Democrats won the majority in part because they ran moderates. I'm just afraid that if you are so unsatisfied with the moderate that you run with someone else, you may get a Chaffetz-like character winning next election.

Tara A. Rowe said...

Problem is, he's not even a moderate.

Jared said...

I read the first call the Democratic leadership made upon learning that Congressman Griffith had changed parties was to Minnick to gauge him. In fact, when I saw the title of the article yesterday announcing "Democratic Congressman Switches Parties" my first thought was Minnick. This guy Griffith has a much less conservative record than Minnick, having voted with Pelosi 85% of the time and having donated to Howard Dean in 2004. I guess you can call him the Arlen Spector of the House. And just like Arlen, it looks like the switch wont save him either.