Anglico called for rants, and I'm happy to deliver.
Heath Shuler, who campaigned on altering the course in Iraq, voted with the majority yesterday in funding Bush’s strategy there. Shuler and the rest of the Democrats blinked in the face of Bush’s intransigence and their own ridiculous fears about being portrayed as troop haters by the 30-some percent of voters who support the current effort. I’ve been pragmatic about Congressman Shuler, trusting that he’d stand with progressives more than 50% of the time. I was wrong. No more free ride for Heath Shuler from this Hooligan, his series of remarkably bad votes of late are capped by this historically pathetic buckling to a petulant, incompetent executive branch.