[thechat] 'Merican politics

Ron White ronwhite at marathoninnovations.com
Thu May 24 09:00:21 CDT 2001

What do you all think about the Senator from Vermont resigning from the
Republican party?

BURLINGTON, Vt., May 24 — Ending two days of speculation, Sen. Jim Jeffords
of Vermont announced Thursday he was leaving the GOP and becoming an
independent — thus handing Senate power to the Democrats and reshaping the
nation's political landscape. "Given the changing the nature of the national
party, it has become a struggle for the party's leaders to deal with me and
for me to deal with them," he said.

Full story: http://www.msnbc.com/msn/576748.asp?cp1=1

Ron White

I was more expecting Thurmond or Helms to die or have to retire than
something like this happening to give control to the Dems...

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