Sunday, October 21, 2007

Brownback Part III

On Friday Sen Sam Brownback dropped out of the Presidential race. According to news reports he also apologized for missing 35 percent of the votes in the Senate.

Apologize? Heck the man should resign. How many committee meetings did he miss? How many floor debates did he miss?

He was elected to represent the people of Kansas. If he wanted to run for President then he should have resigned his Senate seat and allow someone else to serve this state in Congress.

If he had been in "civilian" life he probably would have been fired for excessive absenteeism and dereliction of duty.

What is ironic is that his chances of getting the nomination were so slim as to be comical. I have a better chance of getting a dinner date with Julia Roberts. And we know that is slim and none.

What makes it even worse is that this round or pre-nomination campaigning started real early in the cycle.

I'd still like to see a federal law that any member of Congress actively seeking the Presidential nomination needs to resign.