Friday, January 26, 2007

The Pledge

I was checking out the dregs of wingnuttia and noticed a lot of talk about "the pledge." I had to check it out to see what it was all about.
If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution.
Except that whole "encouragement to the enemy" thing, I felt that I could really get behind this thing. Those lousy resolution-signing Republicans won't get a single dime from this voter! See how they like that! For a deeper understanding of the pledge, see this poem.

And don't forget to sign up, like I did.

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