Friday, August 27, 2004

Sad Max

Max Cleland continues to show that he has absolutely no class.

The decorated Vietnam Vet was beloved enough in Georgia to serve two terms as Lieutenant Governor before running successfully for the U.S. Senate. In 2002, though, he was voted out of office by voters in Georgia who were sick and tired of his ultra-liberal voting record. Endorsements by Terry McAuliffe, Tom Daschle and other liberal Dem leaders hurt as well.

Now it seems Max has sold his soul to the John Kerry campaign. What a sight, seeing Cleland in that sorry photo op at the Bush ranch in Texas delivering a letter from Kerry. Cleland has been actively campaigning against Bush, all the while collecting a paycheck courtesy of the President. Say whay?

Following his defeat in Georgia, Max Cleland was appointed by President Bush to the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank, which helps U.S. corporations in their overseas business. Cleland makes $136,000 from this "very cushy job", then spends his free time trying to undermine the man who got him the job.

The Democrats try to paint Republicans as evil for defeating Cleland in Georgia in 2002. In all actuality, it was Cleland who cost himself the job. His Senate votes were too liberal for his Georgia constituency and much like Senator Kerry, Cleland learned that it's almost impossible to win if you can't stand behind your record.