Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Evan Bayh sucks

In the great news tonight of the defeat of the flag-burning amendment, there is some bad news:

Among possible presidential contenders in 2008, six voted yes: Democrat Evan Bayh of Indiana and Republicans George Allen of Virginia, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Frist, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, and John McCain of Arizona. Five, all Democrats, voted no: Joseph Biden of Delaware, Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, Christopher Dodd of Connecticut, Russell Feingold of Wisconsin, John Kerry of Massachusetts.

Last fall I wrote a post on TPMCafe (sorry, I can't find it now) in which I called Evan Bayh's Democratic bona fides into question, and I actually got a response from Dan Pfeiffer, his communications director.

I'll send dan a copy of this post, but really, how can you begin to justify amending the First Amendment to silence government critics?

If the capaign has already started, one of our first jobs is making sure Bayh (query: is Bayh the new Lieberman?) is defeated so soundly he can't be taken seriously for this or any other year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess someone will have to fill Lieberman's shoes when he loses to Lamont!

June 30, 2006 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Evan Bayh first ran for office over 20 years ago, he promised voters he would support protecting the flag. Had he voted against this amendment, he could potentially be labeled as a flip-flopper...and we all know how well that worked out for John Kerry in the last election.

June 30, 2006 10:35 AM  

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