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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

HawkeyeGOP: Jim Leach, RINO, traitor

Excerpted from this post at HawkeyeGOP

The Associated Press reports today that former 2nd District
Congressman Jim Leach has endorsed Barack Obama for president. I was a
supporter of Jim Leach for as long as he was my congressman. I often
found myself defending him to conservative friends. Yes, I disagreed
with him on abortion, campaign finance and to a lesser degree the war.
But he was a Republican and helped us maintain a majority in the US
House. Personally, I know Leach to be an honest man and a gentleman.
He nominated my daughter for the Congressional Page program. During
her tenure in Washington, she had nothing but praise for the
Congressman and his interaction with the pages and staff. RINO
(Rebublican In Name Only) is not a phrase I use very often. I am not a
part of Steve Deace's Operation Extinction - to rid the party of

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