Monday, August 17, 2009

Congressman Baird feels he would have been safer in Afghanistan

It's gotten ridiculous. Lars Larson does radio from the Portland, Oregon - Vancouver, Washington area. I am posting this without double checking because I have found him to be reliable. Lars reports: The Oregon Catalyst: There’s at least one member of the American Congress who believes he’d be safer in Afghanistan then he would in front of his own constituents. I’m going to be talking to Washington State Congressman Brian Baird next week. He’s agreed to do a two-hour radio town hall to talk about health care. You see, he is a Democrat. He hasn’t decided whether to vote for Obamacare yet and I’m hoping to persuade him otherwise. He hasn’t held any in-person town hall meetings with his constituents because he thinks he’s in too much risk. In fact, he got up in front of one group just this week and said that he’d probably be safer in Afghanistan. He said, “I wish I’d been to the fire base in Afghanistan, which was my choice. But I came home to meet with constituents. I would have been safer there”. It’s foolish and it doesn’t make sense.

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