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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Poor Shelley

Bush's scheduled appearance in Parkersburg today to hawk Social Security privatization puts Shelley Moore Capito in an, er, awkward spot, as she weighs the interests of her actual constitutents against her allegience to whatever President Bush wants. (See Charleston Daily Mail link below).
West Virginia is an aging state and she'll have to ignore the concerns of seniors, not to mention the oppostion of AARP and labor groups to promote privatization.
Luckily for Capito, she's meeting today with WV doctors in DC on the malpractice insurance crisis, and so avoids the obligatory photo op standing shoulder to shoulder with the president on this issue.


At Tuesday, April 05, 2005 10:06:00 PM, Blogger Panhandle (WV) Grassroots for Democracy said...

Great post Lynn. Awkward that timing. It's only been on Bush's schedule for weeks if not months.

At Wednesday, April 06, 2005 10:59:00 AM, Blogger John C. said...

they are calling Capito a "moderate" republican now on the radio, I'm not sure I understand that characterization when it comes to her, Isn't she Tom DeLay's bitch in the house...ur sorry about the profanity maybe I'm wrong on this....

At Wednesday, April 06, 2005 3:11:00 PM, Blogger Panhandle (WV) Grassroots for Democracy said...

She's definitely in tom delay's pocket. she votes like 99 percent in line with him.

At Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:45:00 PM, Blogger Panhandle (WV) Grassroots for Democracy said...

Shelley Moore Capito -- she's not a moderate Republican by any stretch of the definition.

But she is a Tom DeLay Republican.



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