Friday, October 01, 2004

Southwest Virginia Values

The battle for the Fighting Ninth has heated up in recent days. Incumbent Rick Boucher has some splaining to do (I watched way too many Lucy re-runs) about his record in Washington where he claims to be representing Southwest Virginia Values.

Challenger Kevin Triplett has a recent addition to his website that takes Boucher to task for not being straight with the voters of Southwest Virginia. Among the issues is Boucher's claim to represent Southwest Virginia Values while voting against the ban on partial birth abortion (despite provisions in the legislation to protect the life of the mother).

Also interesting to note...Boucher's campaign has received $1,000 from pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood and $10,000 from the militant abortion rights organization NARAL. (see Open Secrets.) Both Planned Parenthood and NARAL give Boucher straight A's for his voting record, an honor given to only two other ultra-liberal Virginia congressmen. (We mommies can tell a lot from report cards.)

So does Boucher represent Southwest Virginia Values in Washington? ......."Lucy, you got some 'splaining to do."