Thursday, September 22, 2005

Hoeven and his GOP connections

A recent National Journal column said “Republicans contemplating bids for governor (Illinois' Jim Edgar?) and senator (North Dakota's John Hoeven) will end up not running simply out of fear of the national GOP landscape.

Hoeven would be wise to take this into account. Bush’s war of choice in Iraq, his terrible response to Katrina and his poor handling of the economy, not to mention the possible indictment of Karl Rove, are going to make this a bad year for Republicans, even in North Dakota. Again, why does Hoeven want to align himself with an administration? Why is Hoeven more intent on working for himself rather than for ND?