Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Looks like the operative phrase in the GOP is "RUN AWAY". Susan Collins (ME), Norm Coleman (MN) and John Warner of Virginia. Warner was the former chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Collins is facing re-election and recognizes the liability of standing with Bush and Coleman is just being wishy-washy. He's criticizing Bush's Iraq strategy at the same time he's condemning the Democrats for opposing it. Warner is a different story. He is part of the old guard and a heavyweight on the hill. The fact that he's standing up to Bush is significant and his opposition to Bush's plans may have coattails and provide cover for some other Republicans too timid to go on their own. More from AP.