November 3, 2004


Chafee votes for Bush's father (TRACY BRETON, 11/03/04, Providence Journal)

Sen. Lincoln Chafee made good on his pledge yesterday: As a form of "symbolic protest," he cast a write-in ballot for former President George H.W. Bush instead of voting for his son, President George W. Bush. He also did not rule out the prospect of changing parties if the incumbent president is reelected.

That would serve his constituents well, huh?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2004 10:01 AM

What an idiot!

Posted by: pchuck at November 3, 2004 10:33 AM

Does this guy Chaffee have a track record as a nutbar?

Posted by: Ken at November 3, 2004 10:44 AM

Good riddance! Bye-bye.

Posted by: jd watson at November 3, 2004 10:47 AM

The self-righteous, self-important moral exhibitionism here is just amazing. I didn't think it was possible to cram so much smarm into such a small volume, but Ol' Link shows it's not just possible, but easily accomplished.

Maybe he's thinking of running for Minority Leader.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 3, 2004 10:47 AM

The best thing about the new Senate majority is that GWB won't have to rely on Chafee, Specter and the Maine gals whenever he wants to accomplish anything important.

Posted by: curt at November 3, 2004 10:49 AM

I suppose 12 years ago, Chafee would have voted for Gerald Ford in the 1992 presidential election.

Posted by: John at November 3, 2004 12:15 PM

Do you think that if we left a trail of breadcrumbs from Chaffee's office to that of the DNC that he would perhaps take a hint?

Posted by: Bart at November 4, 2004 10:05 AM

Perhaps Chaffee thought it was 1980 again and that he was voting for the pre-conservative George H. W. Bush. Remember that Bush the Elder became a conservative only after being tapped as RR's running mate.

John: Gerald Ford ran for President in 1976 not 1992.

Posted by: at November 6, 2004 11:51 AM

I didn't sign the above post. Sorry.

Posted by: Dave W. at November 6, 2004 11:52 AM