How long before Virginia voters have buyers remourse
In the last election, voters around the country elected Democrats who portrayed themselves as being from the moderate wing of their party. I wondered how long it would take for these new congressmen to vote or act in a way which belies their moderate comments on the campaign trail. Well, if the new senator from Virginia is any indication it won't take long.
At a recent White House reception for freshman members of Congress, Virginia's newest senator tried to avoid President Bush. Democrat James Webb declined to stand in a presidential receiving line or to have his picture taken with the man he had often criticized on the stump this fall. But it wasn't long before Bush found him.If you are so immature that you won't shake hands with your nation's president maybe you shouldn't go to a reception at the White House. I'm sure the hard left is proud of Webb's act of disrespect, but my guess (based on living in Virginia for 20 some years) is most folks who voted for him don't approve of his initial behavior as their representative.
"How's your boy?" Bush asked, referring to Webb's son, a Marine serving in Iraq.
"I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President," Webb responded, echoing a campaign theme.
"That's not what I asked you," Bush said. "How's your boy?"
"That's between me and my boy, Mr. President," Webb said coldly