Tuesday, June 15, 2004

John Kerry: Less is More

Rumblings from the corner office on Beacon Hill:
Romney administration calls for Kerry to resign

By Associated Press | June 15, 2004

BOSTON --The Romney administration called Tuesday for Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry to resign while he runs for president, saying he's had an abysmal attendance record since launching his campaign last year and is not adequately representing his constituents.
I beg to differ, Governor. In general, every non-vote by Kerry is, by default, a vote representing my interests in matters before the senate.
Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, a Republican, said Kerry has missed 64 percent of last year's roll call votes and 87 percent this year, including a vote on banning Internet child pornography.
OK, so there may be a few exceptions to the rule.

I've said it before, but the best way to see what matters most to our junior senator is to look at the votes he DOES make. Leaving the campaign trail in Iowa during the hectic primary season just to fly to Washington to vote for every anti-gun rights issue on the floor was quite telling of Kerry's so-called support for the 2nd amendment.

Romney and Healey need to choose their battles more wisely. This one's not worth it. I think the more the people of Massachusetts get to see the real John Kerry, the more likely they'll vote him an early retirement in 2008.

Hey, I can dream, can't I?