An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

February 18, 2007

Senator Cut n Run

Filed under: Congress, From the Left, Iraq, Politics & Elections, War — olbroad @ 6:52

Feingold looks favorably on supporters of timed Iraq exit

Senate Democrat Russ Feingold sent a recent note of thanks to presidential hopeful Tom Vilsack for supporting Feingold’s bill to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq after six months.
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Feingold has not endorsed anyone in the Democratic race, but some contestants are closer than others to his views on Iraq (he wants to back up a deadline for withdrawal with a future cutoff of war funds).

I’m tellin’ ya! Ol’ Russ is looking for a VP slot!

“My goal here is to be supportive of those who adopt a strong stand about getting out of Iraq in a sensible way,” Feingold said in an interview. Feingold noted that among other candidates, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio has a withdrawal plan and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois “came around after a while now and has managed to put in his proposal a specific time frame.”

Translation: “I will stand with the other chicken shits in Congress cuz I’m not really a ‘maverick’. I’m just a yellow bellied sap sucker like the rest of ’em!”

“On the one hand, if somebody says they’ve made a mistake, as Edwards has done, I think she realizes that doesn’t sound like the greatest qualification for being president,” said Feingold, referring to being “wrong” on such a major issue.

Perhaps she wasn’t wrong, given that she had the same intel as the President? Just a thought.  Why admit something if you don’t believe it?

Tell me again why this guy was re-elected?

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