Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Glenn Thompson Surprises Me

Well, well, well, our new congressman  Glenn Thompson  pleasantly surprised me today. He was the Centre County Republican chairman before his congressional run and during the campaign he sounded like your typical robo Republican. I figured he'd be casting his votes anyway that Minority Leader Boehner told him to, but today he voted with the Democratic majority in favor of the SCHIP bill. (You can read his statement on his vote here.) There was no indication that he would do this. He didn't  mention SCHIP on his campaign Web site  one way or the other, but his  predecessor and mentor John Peterson voted against SCHIP and in favor of a presidential veto of the SCHIP bill  in the last congress.  You could knock me over with a feather.

Oh, and there's a bonus, the Club for Growth isn't happy.

Thanks Glenn.

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