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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Allen doesn't understand how the Senate works

Seriously, why is George Allen running for re-election?

From the Richmond-Times Dispatch:

"U.S. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., says he is not bored with the Senate, just frustrated at its slow pace.

"It moves at the pace of a wounded sea slug," he said yesterday after a meeting with Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and other members of the Virginia congressional delegation at the Executive Mansion."


Allen said he looks forward to returning to the Senate and working on national security, creating jobs and preserving the nation's values.

"There needs to be more action," Allen said of the Senate. "There is too much concern with process."

That darn Senate set up in the Constitution as a deliberative body is just too slow for the hard right conservative. Allen wants the Senate to be more like the House of Representatives which limits debate on contentious issues. Allen clearly doesn't understand what he is doing in the Senate. Let's make sure that he doesn't get a chance to win.

To quote Harris Miller from the article, "Senator Allen should step down immediately and let someone else take his place, who still cares about putting the needs of Virginia first."


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