Saturday, August 18, 2007
Bye Bye Debbie
With voter discontent fueled by an historically unpopular Republican president, a bloody and botched war and a shaky economy, three of the top four Republican House leaders are heeding advice from the classic Monty Python version of King Arthur and his men: "Run away! Run away!" They have decided to bow out of the 2008 campaign. The latest is Rep. Deborah Pryce, who saw her once commanding control of Ohio's 15th Congressional District shrink to a 1,000 vote squeaker last November, due in large part to the working family vote. She joins former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Rep. Ray LaHood in fleeing. Look out for the killer bunnies!