"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

So Much for His Moderate Reputation . . .

I can't believe it. Evan Bayh, Democrat Senator from Indiana and much-lauded moderate, voted "no" on Condoleezza Rice's confirmation as Secretary of State. She was confirmed by a large margin regardless, but I can't help but see his "no" vote as a surprisingly unpleasant gesture.

What was he thinking? Is he that secure in "red" Indiana? Help me out here, Mr. Karnick.

1 comment:

Jay D. Homnick said...

Someone needs to take a piece of birch to Evan.

But Hunter's larger point is very powerful. Why would the Great White Hope of the Democrats, the model of moderation, the middest and westest of midwestern Democrats, emit a rank stench of vitriol in a meaningless vote? To join Kerry and Kennedy in the ranks of anti-Quixotes? Bears watching.