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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Will Norm Coleman Give the Conservative Activists That Dominate Party Caucuses a Reason to Work for Him?

He goes on the Northern Alliance Radio Network and says one thing to Mitch Berg and Ed Morrisey.

Then he says something totally different when constituents from the anti-war rally confronted him at his home recently - that the US
should not be in the middle of a civil war.

I wonder what Hugh Hewitt will say to this?

Andy from Residual Forces is saying that Coleman's campaign has got to give people a reason (beyond Al Franken is a jerk) for voting for him.

Update: Jeff Kouba from Truth v the Machine isn't happy with him about the Webb amendment vote.

Back door surrender
September 20th, 2007 by Jeff Kouba

Yesterday, the Senate defeated the Webb amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 on a vote of 56-44. which would’ve put a floor on the time troops must spend at home between deployments. Here’s the essence of the amendment:

(6) It is the goal of the Armed Forces of the United States to achieve an optimal minimum period between the previous deployment of a unit or member of a regular component of the Armed Forces and a subsequent deployment of such a unit or member that is equal to or longer than twice the period of such previous deployment, commonly described as a 1:2 deployment-to-dwell ratio.

For reserve troops, that ratio would have been 1:5.

In his second big disappointment of the week, Senator Coleman voted for the amendment.

Noted foreign policy expert and military strategist Senator Klobuchar not only voted for it, she was a co-sponsor.

Norm Coleman is damned no matter how he votes.