Ben Chandler wrote a glowing op-ed for the Georgetown News-Graphic today. A glowing op-ed about himself and all of his caving to Republicans throughout 2007. Lots of talk of “crucial bills”. Terra-ism and Eye-rack.
Yep, Iraq. He actually mentioned it publicly. But failed to mention the many times he’s given in to Republican pressures. Or the dozens of times he’s literally run away from reporters and constituents questioning his blind support of the failed war.
This was one of many attempts by Congress over the course of the year to force the president to change direction in Iraq. Unfortunately, the president’s allies in the Senate blocked this measure and have pledged to support any presidential veto of similar efforts. Despite these roadblocks, I feel it is our moral duty in 2008 to continue pushing Iraqis to take control of their own country so American troops can focus their efforts on fighting terrorism, not policing a civil war.
He also mentioned the scary Mexicans who are terrifying him in Lexington. But what really takes the cake is his use of the term “progress.”
Despite the frustrations caused by the lack of progress on some of these most critical issues, I imagine that most of you will be pleasantly surprised by how much we have accomplished.
So is it just us or does anyone else wonder what on earth kind of “progress” Chandler is talking about? The only progressive thing we can find (though we psyched ourselves up and told ourselves we’d definitely be able to find something else) that Chandler could possibly be talking about is his support of the FAA reauthorization bill. Surely you remember it. It’s the piece of non-partisan, non-controversial legislation he jumped on when the timing was right after a plane crash last year.