Thursday, April 24, 2008

Republican Concern Trolls

In the credit where credit is due file, it appears the Blue Dogs aren't backing down on FISA/immunity. I love the Republican concern trolling:

“If they were smart, all of the Blue Dogs would sign it,” said one House Republican leadership aide. “This petition shows separation from Speaker [Pelosi] who’s toxic in their districts and would be the right thing for our national security.”

"I urge the 21 Blue Dog Democrats who have called on Speaker Pelosi to schedule the Senate-passed bill to sign the discharge petition so we can give our intelligence officials every tool they need to protect us," said House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio.).

Because "one House Republican leadership aide"'s prime concern is the electoral fortunes of Democrats.