Monday, February 07, 2005

Portman the invertebrate

Is it to much to ask that our representative have some backbone and do the right thing instead of looking for cover?

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (Reuters) - President Bush, faced with opposition in Republican ranks to his intentions to revamp Social Security, pledged on Friday to provide members with political cover from any fallout over the debate.

At a Republican retreat at the Greenbrier resort in the West Virginia mountains, Bush tried to convince members that establishing private retirement accounts is the way forward for Social Security despite the political risks and transition costs estimated at up to $2 trillion.

"He told us he's going to help us by providing some cover on some of the most important and politically difficult issues," said Rep. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican


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