Sunday, August 15, 2010

An Awakening Electorate

I took this as a bit of good news:
At the same time, three Congressional Republicans defeated in bids for other offices were appropriators who discovered that their determined efforts to deliver the goods were not fully appreciated by voters.

Representative Todd Tiahrt, a Kansas Republican seeking a Senate nomination, and Representative Zach Wamp, a Republican candidate for governor in Tennessee, were the latest committee members to fall in primaries this month. Earlier in the year, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas was battered in the Republican primary for governor for her work on the appropriations panel, an attack that included a video characterizing her as the ‘earmark queen,’ set to Abba’s “Dancing Queen.”

“You know the world is in a different place when bringing home the bacon is no longer a good thing,” said Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report.
Read the whole NY Times article for more details.

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