It looks like I'm not the only one who's been wondering - where's Sen. Herb Kohl in this big groundswell for withdrawal in Wisconsin? I've written about Herb's tendency to political safety (see Herb Who?), so it's not surprising he's been under his desk, hoping all this will blow over and that his fellow Senator from Wisconsin would shut the hell up. In an editorial titled, Take note, Sen. Kohl, The Capital Times of Madison asks the same questions a lot of us are asking these days.
"[...]Apparently, he hasn't been paying attention, so bring it up to him. Here's his contact information.
"Many of the communities that voted to bring the troops home had previously backed President Bush in presidential elections. Clearly, it was not just progressives and Democrats who backed these referendums. They won support from independents and honest conservative Republicans.
"No one expects the tin-eared Bush administration to listen to the people of Wisconsin. But Wisconsinites have every reason to hope that U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl will take note.
"Kohl has, up to this point, steadfastly refused to support U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's courageous call for setting a withdrawal timetable. We respect Kohl enough to believe that the man who says he is nobody's senator but ours will acknowledge the referendum results from across Wisconsin. It is time, Sen. Kohl, to join Sen. Feingold in taking the message of Wisconsin to Washington: Bring the Troops Home!"
Washington DC Web Address:It's time to dump or get off the pot, Herb.
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