Quote of the Day

Republican Congresswoman Shelley Moore-Capito, who many folks want to run against Senator Robert C. Byrd in 2006, is quoted in today's Sunday Gazette-Mail as saying:
"I have sympathy for people who can't follow the federal (budget) process," Capito said. "I've been up here five years, and I'm not sure I completely understand it yet myself."
As Lewis Grizzard said, "I don't believe I'da told that!"

What is Senator Byrd's biggest asset when it comes to representing WV?

His seniority and unprecedented knowledge of the federal appropriations process.

Next year WV voters may get to choose between:
  1. Electing a freshman Senator with no seniority, who just admitted that she's not sure she "completely understand(s)" the federal budget process, or
  2. Reelecting one of the most prominent Senators in the country, who just happens to be the former Chairman and is the Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee?
Hmmm, I wonder which one voters will choose?