I knew Dole was getting desperate, but this is astoundingly stupid.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small group of Republicans facing election fights next year have rallied around war legislation they think could unite the GOP: call for an end to U.S. combat in Iraq, but wait until President Bush is out of office.
The proposal, by Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, would require that Bush change the mission of U.S. troops from combat to primarily support roles, such as training Iraqi security forces and protecting U.S. infrastructure in Iraq. His legislation would set a goal of completing such a mission transition within 15 months. If enacted immediately, that timeline would not kick in until Bush's last couple weeks in office.
Co-sponsors of the bill include Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina and Norm Coleman of Minnesota. Of the sponsors, only Voinovich is not up for re-election in 2008.
You gotta hand it to the old gal. She's got chutzpa. It takes a lot of nerve to operate with this kind of undisguised partisan greed. Liddy wants to hold off doing the right thing because she wants to save her own sorry self, no matter how many people get killed in the meantime.
I don't know about you, but I'm not sure I've ever seen anything more disgusting. Maybe it's because this little bit of news has gotten her attention.
Come on, Grier. You can take her.