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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Some GOP Governors Sell Out for Stimulus Money


Way to drop the ball, Republican governors.  While our stalwart members in the house united in opposition and with even John McCain saying not to expect GOP support for it in the Senate, some Republican governors seem to just want to make sure they get their piece of the pie

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, scheduled meetings in Washington this weekend with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other senators to press for her state's share of the package.

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist worked the phones last week with members of his state's congressional delegation, including House Republicans. Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, the Republican vice chairman of the National Governors Association, planned to be in Washington on Monday to urge the Senate to approve the plan.

Not all of them are selling out though.  My two favorite governors are still standing strong:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a former member of the House, said he would accept the stimulus money but would have voted against the bill if he were still in Congress. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, said he wasn't sure whether he would accept the approximately $3 billion his state would be in line for.

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