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"Any American who is prepared to run for President should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from every doing so." -- Gore Vidal.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

Congressman's Sudden Switch

Democrat Calls Congressman Who Switched a 'Coward'
AP Sun Aug 8, 2004 9:00 AM ET

NEW ORLEANS (Aug. 7) - In 48 hours, Rep. Rodney Alexander went from Democrat to Republican, friend to foe - or foe to friend, depending on your political persuasion.
Democrats reacted to the news by calling the first-term congressman a turncoat and a coward. They must now gain another seat, 12 in all, to win back the House this fall. The count today: Democrats 205, Republicans 229.
A new ally, on the other hand, rang him up Friday to say congratulations. President Bush, according to White House spokesman Scott McClellan, welcomed Alexander to the GOP and wished him well.
Alexander's about-face came about in two days, but had really been in the works for two years.

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In an AOL poll as of 12:42 CT, when asked "Do you think Alexander 'betrayed voters' by switching parties?" 51% said no and 49% yes. Rather close. Two-faced politicans? No way, never would have thought it. Found that an interesting decision Alexander made.


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