Monday, July 03, 2006

Political slogans like "cut and run" debase debate

Not everyone dances to the catchy political tune of the day. Submitted for your consideration, one more reason why Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska tops my ranking for President in 2008. In this recent speech on the Senate floor, he demonstrates the independence, intelligence, and integrity we need in Washington today.

"Congress fails in its duty when we do not probe, we fail when we do not ask tough questions, and we fail when we do not debate the great issues of our day. There is no issue more important than war. The war in Iraq is the defining issue on which this Congress and this administration will be judged. The American people want to see serious debate about serious issues from serious leaders. They deserve more than a political debate. This debate should transcend cynical attempts to turn public frustration with the war in Iraq into an electoral advantage. It should be taken more seriously than to simply retreat into focus-group tested buzz words and phrases like "cut and run",” catchy political slogans that debase the seriousness of war. War is not a partisan issue, Mr. President. It should not be held hostage to political agendas. War should not be drug down into the political muck. America deserves better. Our men and women fighting and dying deserve better. " - Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
So let's review. To apply the DWSUWF voting strategy, and secure the blessings of Divided Government for ourselves and our posterity, we first vote for Democratic control of at least one house in 2006. Then, with the executive and legislative branches split between the parties, we can safely support Republican Chuck Hagel for President in 2008.

Any questions?

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