Cheat-Seeking Missles

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Who Let The Dog In?

Nice big smile, neat hair, engaging tilt of the head ... Lynn Woolsey looks like a pleasant, youngish grandma. Ha!

Woolsey is the personification of why some perfectly good conservatives in Northern California become crypto-conservatives -- lips sealed, bumpers bare of stickers, pulling the curtains and turning down the volume before turning on Fox News.

Woolsey's latest claim to radical fame is slipping Cindy Sheehan a ticket to last night's SOTU speech. What sort of elected representative does stuff like that? Well ...
  • She voted against the 2006 Defense Appropriations Act
  • She voted against the Border Protection, Antiterrorism and Illegal Immigration Control Act
  • She voted against the Patriot Act
  • She voted for stem cell research
  • She sponsored a bill to eliminate America's nuclear weapons. It got no co-sponsors.
So what, you say? She'll be a short-term whacko, you predict? Nope. Lynn's a seven-termer. People up there love this stuff.

No-Cal crypto-conservatives, you'd best stay under cover.