Monday, August 04, 2008

More Veep Speculation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday pushing for Barack Obama to select Texas Congressman Chet Edwards as his running mate. Pelosi said "I just wanted people to be aware of the extraordinary credentials of Chet Edwards."

So, what exactly are the "extraordinary credentials" of the nine term Congressman who also happens to represent Crawford, Texas? DemocraticUnderground has published part of his record. Edwards may be no Sam Nunn, but we're not rolling out the welcome mat just yet.

First, Edwards wants everyone to know that he is really, really against flag burning. Like, voting three times for a Constitutional Amendment to ban flag burning against it.

Then there is his 2002 vote authorizing military action against Iraq. Given how well that has turned out, his vote might be a bit problematic.

Oh and he voted YES on that Constitutional Amendment which tried to ban same-sex marriage way back in September 2004. This is not change we can believe in, people!