Saturday, October 25, 2008

Ronald Reagan's Legacy Lives On; Votes Obama

Reported today by ABC News:

Charles Fried, the Solicitor General for President Ronald Reagan, announced today that he has already voted for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.

Chief among his reasons: "the choice of Sarah Palin at a time of deep national crisis."

Ouch. Not only an endorsement, but the guy has already cast his vote. Well, okay, I suppose that's not that bad though. He's a vestige of a long-gone administration lionized by Republicans everywhere but really not that relevant anymore, right?

In addition to losing the support of a highly-respected conservative, what must especially smart for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is that Fried actually served as an adviser to his campaign.

Okay, ouch. That has to hurt a little. No, but it is even worse than that.

In [a]letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, [Fried] asked that his name be removed from the several campaign-related committees on which he serves.

So let me make sure I have this right:

A former member of the Reagan administration was serving as an advisor to the McCain campaign and also participating in several campaign-related committees. Ostensibly, he might even be in line for an administration position in the unlikely event of a McCain victory. This individual then decided "nope, can't do it" and withdrew from all campaign-related posts and went and cast an early-ballot vote for Obama?

Yup. That's gotta smart.

1 comment:

Warm Apple Pie said...

Just cause I voted for Obama, doesn't mean he's not an Arab