Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chastised By Chafee

Scotty McKay of The Providence Journal just reviewed an advance copy Lincoln Chafee's memoir. Chafee as you may recall was a moderate/liberal Republican senator who opposed the Iraq War and was defeated in his 2006 re-election bid. Following his defeat, Chafee left the Republican Party. According to McKay, Chafee has harsh words for both Republicans and Democrats in his book about. Here is the money quote:
“I find it surprising now, in 2008, how many Democrats are running for president after shirking their constitutional duty to check and balance this president.

They argue that the president duped them into war, but getting duped does not exactly recommend their leadership. Helping a rogue president start an unnecessary war should be a career-ending lapse of judgment.”
And that says it all about Hillary Clinton. At least John Edwards apologized for his mistake.

1 comment:

upinVermont said...

Great quote.

It's one of the least likable facts about Hillary.

She gave up character and conviction for veneer and expediency. Of course, I never thought Hillary would make it this far. I was wrong.

Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

My prediction is that if she wins the Democratic primaries, she will lose to McCain in the general.

Since I have been so wildly wrong about Hillary, that probably means she will be our next president.