Thursday, March 29, 2007

We Need A 2008 Senatorial Primary In Arkansas

Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), who was the only Democrat to vote with Joe Lieberman and the Republicans Tuesday to remove the Iraq-withdrawal language from the Iraq-war funding bill, needs to go. At least Lieberman -- for all of his Bush-hugging faults -- knows who he is on the Iraq war and has seldom wavered from his rubber-stamping of George W. Bush's every move in that failed effort.

How's this for Pryor wanting to have it both ways?

"I supported Senator Cochran's amendment to eliminate public timetables out of the Iraq War Supplemental because I believe that it is a mistake to publicly announce timetables," said Pryor. "However, I do not agree with President Bush that America should have an open ended commitment to this war with no end in sight."

In other words, Pryor knows he has to run for Senate again in 2008, so this is his way to make it look like he's not really with Bush on this but, on the other hand, he's also not ready to leave Iraq any time soon.

If nothing else, I think it’s safe to say he just locked down the weasel vote.

Pryor has been trying our patience for a long time and, with this much time to search, I'm very hopeful we can find someone to challenge him for the 2008 Democratic nomination in Arkansas and at least give us a chance at getting a real Democrat for the job.