Thursday, May 26, 2005
Freedom Fries, Freedom Toasts and The Clowns of Capitol Hill
Volte face by Congressman Walter Jones (NC)
"Although he voted for the war, he has since become one of its most vociferous opponents on Capitol Hill, where the hallway outside his office is lined with photographs of the 'faces of the fallen'."
The Guardian,UK, reported that Republican Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina now regrets initiating the ban against the word "French" from menus in Capitol Hill restaurants. He has become a vocal opponent of the war in Iraq. Good for him.
What about Speaker Hastert? I remember hearing him speak passionately in support of the change in names. The politicians never say "No" to an opportunity to appear before cameras.