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Jeffords: A Profile In Disgrace

Thursday, 24 May 2001 12:00 AM

He has always been in disagreement with the core of the Republican philosophy; it has been the "hallmark” of his tenure in the Senate: a leftwing extremist for his entire career.

Jeffords believes in larger, more expensive government.

I do not.

Jeffords believes in higher taxes.

I do not.

Jeffords believes spending is the answer to America’s problems.

I do not.

Jeffords believes in political self-preservation at any cost.

I do not.

Jeffords believes in expediency over conscience.

I do not.

Jeffords believes Bill Clinton should have been excused for impeachable offenses.

I do not.

Jeffords believes in the philosophy of political demagoguery of Tom Daschile.

I do not.

I am a Republican.

Jeffords never was and, thankfully, is not now.

No, Jeffords displayed an appalling lack of backbone and acted not out of any commitment to philosophy, but rather to ensure his place in power before some other event caused a shift in the party lineup resulting in the loss of Republican control in the senate.

For any observer to continue the mainstream media’s leftist spin that somehow President Bush could have prevented Jefford’s self-serving switch is not just plain wrong, such statements give aid and comfort to the opposition.

And that basic lesson of politics should need no review.

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Read Dan's previous column:

• May 24, 6:15 p.m. – on KKSM radio with Jim Puplava in San Diego, Calif.

• May 25, 3:40 p.m. – on WOND radio with Jeff Whitaker in Atlantic City, N.J.

Dan Frisa represented New York in the United States Congress and served four terms in the New York State Assembly.

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