Saturday, August 07, 2004
Headline from AP via Yahoo! News: Party-Switching La. Congressman Draws Ire. Well, Representative Rodney Alexander is drawing the ire of Democrats because he's decided to run for re-election as a, gasp, Republican. The story notes that "Democrats reacted to the news by calling the first-term congressman a turncoat and a coward." That's a fine thing to call someone who until two days ago was your "friend and colleague" -- as they say in Washington about anyone who isn't Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein.