Not to put too fine a point on it, but "integrity" is not a function of how well one "speaks." Human history is awash in political characters who appeared and sounded to be persons brimming with integrity--ever smiling, so munificent, so filled with compassion for their countrymen. . . . So they'd have you believe.
In the end, it's what they do that will either validate or invalidate their integrity. Obama, for example, is the quintessential political character proving the latter. The good Congressman from Vietnam may not be too far behind America's Socialist president. Here's one vet and Republican-Conservative who doesn't trust both. Got the message, Mr. Cao?
Should be, ". . . are actually asking for their money back." But you get the point
It's November 12, 2009.
Alas, Louisiana folk, you couldn't be prescient enough to foresee Cao's lone, appalling Republican vote supporting the Democrat-backed healthcare bill. No wonder a number of campaign contributors are actually asked for their money back. It takes some brass by Cao to say he won't leave the Republican Party, but he properly ought to. Indeed, Republicans themselves should oust himwinsome political presence and oratory notwithstanding. The last thing Republicans need at this crucial hour is a ringer in their ranks.
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