Assigned Reading: It’s [Officially] On: Sestak vs. Specter
(FROM: The Philadelphia Inquirer)
On July 4th, as I sat alongside West Chester Pike watching a parade with my family, I had the chance to shake the hand of my congressman, Admiral Joe Sestak, as he pressed the flesh with his constituents. In the few seconds I had, I told him that even though I am a conservative, I will support him in his primary fight against Arlen Specter.
He looked a bit perplexed. He shouldn’t be.
I admire people who have principles, regardless of whether I agree with them. It takes more courage to stand by your values, whatever they may be, than to rubberize your spinal column and twist back and forth in the political wind. Sestak is way left-of-center, I can assure you. But at least I know where he stands, and at least he stands there for what he feels is the benefit of the United States of America, rather than simply and solely for his own political future.
Sure, he’s susceptible as any to the trappings of power. But I’ve had enough of Arlen Specter, as I’ve mentioned on several different occasions here at America’s Right. I will indeed support Sestak in the primary fight, but will support Pat Toomey or whomever is running against him from the other side in November.
Now, all that being said, I found this article while searching for any news of a local town hall meeting to attend. Unfortunately, it seemed to occur while I was overseas. Perhaps there will be another — I’d like to speak with my congressman, given the chance. I may admire that he has principles, but that doesn’t mean I have to like them.