Michael Newbold Castle voted to allow President Bush to take over the Delaware National Guard - then changed his mind about it. In today's JL Miller story
in the NJ Dennis Spivack calls him out on the flip-flop.
"Governors from both parties adamantly oppose this, and still he sided with the president," Spivack said in a statement issued last week. "Now, after realizing how wrong he was, Mike is frantically backtracking."
Castle pulls the old "Awe shucks folks, I'm just an old doofus who will sign anything they shove on front of me" defense: "The defense authorization bill is a huge bill which basically is a key bill for the troops, all efforts for the military, and virtually everybody votes for it," Castle said.
Well gosh! I guess this it is okay since "everybody votes for it".
When will Castle see that his style of rubber stamping the President's power grabs IS
the problem ? How many wasted lives and how much wasted money is enough for Castle to take a stand. While I'm glad that he woke-up to the fact that his vote for this bill was a mistake, I'm not uplifted by his thinking (or rather his lack of thinking) behind his initial vote.Note on the photo:
That is actual photo the NJ ran with the story. I swear, I did not "photoshop" it or anything. Castle really looks this old, enfeebled and bewildered - which supports the "Awe shucks folks, I'm just an old doofus..." defense he is falling back on a lot lately.
The caption that the NJ ran under the photo in the print edition tells the whole story in eight words "Mike Castle voted to expand the President's powers."