Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Straight from a Republican's mouth...

You know that the Democrats have been holding hearings on the Iraq war and inviting retired generals and other dignitaries to testify about White House incompetency in perpetrating the so-called war. They have at least one Republican jumping on that bandwagon. Walter Jones of my new home state, and I believe the guy who coined the phrase, "freedom fries" gets the quote of the week.
But the mostly Democratic panel was not without Republican representation. Jones awoke at 5:45 a.m. in North Carolina, got in his car at 6:30 a.m. and made a nearly five-hour drive to the Capitol to participate in the hearing. Jones, who represents Camp Lejeune, voted to authorize the Iraq war but has criticized its execution.
“To me this is not politics, this is policy issues,” he said. “The party that demands the truth is the party that the public respects.”
In his opening statement, Jones quoted Rudyard Kipling: “If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied.”
Of course, he jumped off the GOP's sinking ship quite some time ago but I wonder if this means he's thinking of switching parties, since his is certainly not interested in truth over propaganda.
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5 Comments:

Anonymous lester said...

I think i may have seen him on c span delievering one of those joint-sapeech things with god of congress Ron Paul. If that was him you are lucky to have him representing you. but i can't remember

4:06:00 PM  
Anonymous lester said...

http://www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=6392

yeah it was that guy. rock on walt

5:36:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

He's not my Rep actually. I have some other guy who is pretty good on the issues but Jones has made a big turn around and he did a long time ago, not just for the election so I respect him for that.

8:30:00 PM  
Anonymous romunov said...

This guy reminds me of Ted. Quite some people have jumped, or are in the process off, the ship, only to bark again from the shore.

3:04:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

That true Romunov but Walters has been more consistently sensible than most.

11:24:00 AM  

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