Sunday, May 17, 2009

Backbencher of the Week

This week's Backbencher of the Week is Rep. Lynn Woolsey(D-CA-6).

The House of Representatives voted 368-60 to pass a supplemental appropriations bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  51 Democrats and 9 Republicans voted against the measure.  I choose Rep. Woolsey to represent all those who voted against the measure.

My hope is that in the future Rep. Woolsey and her colleagues are viewed  as people who took a principled stand against the ongoing wars in the Middle East, and not modern day Cassandras whose warnings about the dangers of the on-going military action in the Middle East went unheeded.    

1 comment:

  1. Lynn Woolsey represents my old stomping grounds! Thanks for choosing her to represent this group.