Thursday, December 18, 2008

two republicans

Marc Fisher praises retiring Virginia Senator John Warner. This is one sentiment I can generally agree with. Warner is styled a moderate; he was actually conservative when he joined the Senate 30 years ago, but his Republican colleagues moved steadily right so he ends up a moderate.

I respect Warner for not always going blindly along with GOP leadership, for acknowledging that occasionally a Democrat can be right, and that Democrats might even be patriotic Americans. And I appreciated his outspoken opposition to Ollie North's senatorial campaign back in 1994.

I'm glad that he is being replaced by Democrat Mark Warner, but John Warner was a decent guy.

On the other hand, I'm not so sure about Obama's appointment of Ray LaHood as Transportation Secretary. Hey, with Gates there's already one Republican in the cabinet, that's enough.

The first cabinet meeting with LaHood and Hillary Clinton both present might be interesting...



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