5.23.2008

A letter to my senator

Senator Sununu,

In light of your recent vote to approve the Iraq funding bill that includes a provision that gives Planned Parenthood a discount from drug manufacturers, I will be actively campaigning against your re-election in the fall. I will be encouraging all my fellow Republicans to do the same.

I hope you will reconsider your approval of the federal government sanctioning organizations such as Planned Parenthood.

Regards

3 comments:

Dave said...

I would urge you to ask the Senator's office for an explanation. I believe you'd get a good one.

I will be actively campaigning for Senator Sununu's re-election.

Zachary said...

Dave,

I have emailed his office and I am eagerly waiting a good explanation. That being said, what can you possibly imagine that would be a good explanation?

Furthermore, why do we have to tolerate Republicans like this at the state level? I understand that a Democratic senator will be much worse, but there might be no other way to produce principled Republicans who will run for office.

Look at the list of NOs:

Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
McConnell (R-KY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Why isn't Sununu there with the good guys?

Dave said...

I've given more thought about this, but have tried to expand the scope beyond this specific bill. I love Sununu's ideology. By and large, he is a free market absolutist. He almost always votes against government subsidies, precisely because he believe it subverts the marketplace. He is also pro-life.

This is why my instincts tell me that there is something more to him voting on this bill. In other words, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Especially since Jeanne Shaheen will be 100x worse. Furthermore, it is atrocious that any domestic spending at all was in this bill.

Sununu is a free market, states rights conservative (typically) and has an engineering background. I think he is a bigger ally for people who think like us than perhaps anyone else in the senate. I eagerly await an explanation on this specific vote. It's not like the bill would have passed without his vote anyway.