Now here’s a quote for you, from environment-hating Republican Representative Richard Pombo of California:
“There’s got to be something that you’re willing to lose your election over and for a lot of these guys there isn’t. Whichever way the political winds blow, that’s what they’re doing. And, quite frankly, that cuts both ways, that’s Democrat, that’s Republican.”
Hat tip to Political Wire.
I think he’s implying that he has the “integrity” to lose an election on “principle”. (Mr. Pombo’s “principles” apparently include auctioning off national parks to the highest bidder and kickin’ it with Jack Abramoff.)
And I think that’s an invitation for Democrats to find out for which of these “principles” Pombo’s willing to lose.