Monday, August 07, 2006

Win Some, Lose Some

This Tuesday there will be two Democratic primaries that I'm especially interested in.

The first is that of Sen. Joe Lieberman. I like the guy, but I also think that three consecutive terms in the U.S. Senate is enough, and normally I'd say that he rather ought to go do something else for awhile.
However, I also reluctantly support Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq, and if Ned Lamont wins the primary, as now seems likely, it will also be a victory for the unthinking, America-as-lapdog, we-hates-Bush, (yes we does) faction of the anti-war crowd.

There are many valid reasons to oppose the adventure in Iraq, but they're rarely voiced by the most strident anti-war voices, and I can't help but wonder if the average anti-war person has bothered to think things through, and consider the cost of not going to war in Iraq - a point made many times in this forum.
Sure, war is a horror, but it's not the only horror that humans get up to, and sometimes it's the lesser evil.

Hopefully Lieberman will run in the general election as an Independent, and win, thereby reassuring me that the inmates aren't taking over the asylum.

On a more positive note, the vile and deranged Cynthia McKinney, U.S. Representative from Georgia, seems virtually certain to lose her runoff.

There are very few people in Congress more deserving of losing than McKinney, and if I never hear about her again, that'll be too soon.

More good news:

Embattled U.S. Rep. Bob Ney Won't Seek Re-Election (link)

Monday, August 07, 2006
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Bob Ney, under scrutiny in a corruption scandal involving convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election.

The Republican had insisted he would not resign, even if indicted over his dealings with Abramoff. In his first primary test in a decade, Ney won 68 percent of the vote May 2 against a little-known opponent.

But in a statement released by his campaign Monday morning, Ney said he would not run for a seventh term.

At the very least, Ney is guilty of really poor judgement.


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