Let’s recap here…
Last week, State Senator Lou Correa distinguished himself as the lone Democrat who voted with the Senate Republicans in support of the President’s failed invasion of Iraq and his decision, against the advice of his military advisor’s, to increase troop levels in Iraq.
I don’t really have a problem with Lou voting the way he did. I strongly disagree with his decision, and I am surprised by it. I really thought he was more intelligent than he is acting. Oh well, c’est la vie.
What ticks me off is his belief that it is alright to not publicly state for the record why he voted the way he did. The additional troops that are being committed to action in Iraq had the courage to step forward and sign up to serve their county in the United States military services.
For a moment, let’s forget about the vast majority of the 850,000 people who reside in the 34th Senate District, the least Lou could do is have the courage to publicly stand up and explain his vote to the service men and women in his district and their families.
Sadly, Lou does not have the courage of his convictions on this matter. He would rather talk to residents of his district on the sly, off the record, behind closed doors, kind of in the closet where nobody can see.
Well Lou, you can duck, you can cover, you can dodge and weave all you want. You cannot hide.
You need to stand up like a man, and proudly state your position on this issue for all to hear.
We may not all agree with you, but absent an explanation, you will surely lose the respect of many of us who busted our tails to help get you elected to the Senate.
By the way Lou,
I am one of those people.