Take a Stand Senator Chafee

by Mike on January 24, 2006

in Politics

In today’s Pawtucket Times (yes there is such a paper), Steve Laffey offers his assesment of Senator Chafee’s indecision on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito: “As long as we have known Senator Chafee he has shied away from taking a firm stance on the critical issues of the day… Judge Alito has a 15-year record on the bench, he has gone through one full week of intense public hearings, and he has had private meetings with Senator Chafee. There appears to be no other reason for Senator Chafee’s trademark hemming and hawing other than to weigh the political winds.”

I have often wondered whether Senator Chafee’s problem is that he is too willing to follow the crowd or if he is just a little slow. In either case, he is not serving the people of Rhode Island. On the one hand, the crowd Chafee usually follows includes She Who Must Not Be Named (a.k.a “The Wicked Witch of the East”), Ted “Swimmer” Kennedy, Barbara Boxer (“The Wicked Witch of the West”) and Senator No Nickname Needed Durbin. On the other hand, it is certainly troubling that Senator Chafee can’t seem to figure out where he stands on this issue even after the seemingly never-ending debate, voluminous information published by those both for and against Alito’s confirmation and the slanderous rantings of Ted Kennedy.

Steve Laffey favors the nomination of Judge Alito. The Axis of Right favors Steve Laffey.

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