Sunday, April 10, 2005

Dissension in the Ranks?

It seems like some members of the GOP are publicizing the internal squabbles over the heart and soul of the Republican Party. The party usually does a great job of keeping such fights secret, but Connecticut Senator Chris Shays is not easily gagged, I guess. He is now publicly calling for the resignation of Tom DeLay.

I don't know if this is a resurgeance or merely the final death throes of the sane wing of the GOP. I know a lot of people like me, who would like to vote Republican, or at least think they could, but who are so turned off by the Bible-thumping, Deficit-inflating GOP personified by W and DeLay that they get physically sick at the thought of doing so. How bizarre is it to long for the relatively moderate politics of Ronald Reagan and Newt Gingrich....

Interstingly, even arch-conservative Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania admonished the House Majority Leader: "I think he has to come forward and lay out what he did and why he did it and let the people then judge for themselves." Et tu, Rick?

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