Friday, November 10, 2006

Bye Linc

Sorta feel bad for Chafee, as he always struck me as a decent guy. He had a moment when he could have, and should have, switched parties but after the '04 election that moment passed and there wasn't really much point of doing so. Glad he's doing the right thing on the way out:

PROVIDENCE — In his first interview since losing the Republican U.S. Senate seat that has been in his family for three decades, Lincoln D. Chafee yesterday said a lot of people had been coming up to him “and saying, ‘We’re sorry you lost, but glad the Congress switched’ ” from GOP to Democratic Party control.

Asked if deep down, despite his personal disappointment about the outcome of Tuesday’s election, he felt the same way, Chafee looked into the TV cameras and said: “To be honest, yes.”

“When you enact a divisive agenda, don’t talk to the other side, I don’t think that’s good for the country,” Chafee said. At least now, “I think the president is going to have to talk to the Democrats. I think that is going to be good for America.”

And, he kicks Bolton:

On the Bolton nomination, Chafee said, "the American people have spoken out against the president's agenda on a number of fronts and presumably one of those fronts is foreign policy and at this late stage in my term I am not going to endorse something the American people spoke out against.