Gordon Smith keeps low national and in-state profiles. His election strategy — and everything he does is election strategy, of course — is to remain hidden for the first four years of his term, supporting whatever conservative, partisan policies GOP leadership orders of him. They, in return for his obedience, allow him to cast symbolic votes on issues of importance to Oregon — votes he can trot out during his campaign but which have zero effect on lawmaking. For the final two years of his term — aka "the re-election campaign" — He transforms into Gordon Smith, Moderate.Sorry Gordon, you are still a hard core wingnut and I don't care what the Oregonian says.
Monday, January 15, 2007
Quote of the Day
The quote of the day comes from T.A. Barnhart over at Blue Oregon and concerns Oregon's own Senator Gordon (I'm not a moderate but I play one on TV) Smith's recent conversion.