Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island (R), says he may not support Bush. Guess the sane GOP-ers are going to start publicly walking from affiliating with this insane administration. The interesting thing is, he didn’t catch real heat from his colleagues, which in a race this tight, would have been impossible to conceive. I’m sure he got a nasty call from Karl Rove, though.
“There is no secret that on some very important issues I have difference with the current administration,” Chafee said, listing abortion rights, the environment and war in Iraq.
“Like all Americans we are looking for some answers to key questions in the weeks ahead,” Chafee said. “You wait until November 2 and make your choices.”
…Chafee’s comments on Monday drew mixed reaction from fellow senators.
“It’s unfortunate,” said Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican.
“He is a gutsy and principled guy,” said Sen. Thomas Carper (news, bio, voting record), a Delaware Democrat. “He marches to his own drummer.”
“He is a good fiscal conservative,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said with a chuckle.
“What I like about him is that he can be a Republican senator and at the same time say he is unsure about a Republican president,” Graham said. “He is a breath of fresh air in politics.”