Re: And Another One Gone (Representative Singleton Changing Parties)
Today’s weekly Political Scene column in the Projo has more detail on Representative Richard Singleton’s (I – Cumberland) decision to switch from Republican to Independent. He says he’s upset at both the national and local Republican parties…
Singleton said he has been upset for some time over President Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq and the support Republican lawmakers in Washington gave to a Bush-backed immigration bill that he described as “a disgraceful amnesty bill at the very least” and “some other scandals we’ve witnessed within the Republican party”….At the moment, my primary concern is that I don’t think there’s another appropriate line from the lyrics of Queen’s Another One Bites the Dust to use as the title of a posting should another Republican legislator change parties.
On the local level, he cited “disappointment over the past four years with the general management of the Republican Party,” and what he perceives as a “lack of interest” by Republicans in running for office or contributing. “It’s tough to get Republicans out to even donate.”