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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Iowa Footnote

Former Republican Representative Jim Leach, who represented Iowa's 2nd District for 30 years but was defeated in a stunning squeaker by Democrat Dave Loebsack in 2006, has announced that he will endorse Obama today. Perhaps Mr. Leach has decided it's time to leave a sinking ship...?

1 comment:

Raised By Republicans said...

Leach was one of the most liberal Republicans. Not surprising when one considers he was representing one of the most liberal districts in the country (it's two largest towns are Iowa City, the home of the University of Iowa, and Cedar Rapids, a union stronghold).

Leach was also against the war in Iraq from the start. He actually voted against the authorization vote.

Leach has formal training in international relations, something most of the Chicken Hawks do not have.