In Houston and Waco, Texas, local Democrats are all in a flutter about a comment that Nancy Pelosi made in an interview with Newsweek magazine that Chet Edwards would be a great vice presidential pick for Barack Obama. Edwards is a Congressman who represents Waco in the House of Representatives.
The idea is absurd, which means, of course, that it just might happen.
Chet Edwards is just the kind of Democrat who could turn other Democrats off, and keep them from showing up to vote on Election Day if he is picked for Vice President. In the Progressive Patriots legislative scorecard, Chet Edwards has a right wing score as high as his progressive score. Chet Edwards has voted for almost every bad idea that George W. Bush ever proposed to the U.S. Congress.
I found a bumper sticker – political button set that expresses the problem with Chet Edwards perfectly. It tickles me with its way of expressing political dissatisfaction in a relatively folsky way, so I thought I’d share it with you: Chet Edwards is a Democrat like a catfish is a cat – in other words, Chet Edwards is a Democrat in name only.