Rep. Bart Stupak, an anti-abortion Democrat targeted for defeat by tea party activists for his role in securing House approval of the health care overhaul, said Friday he’s retiring after 18 years in Congress now that his main legislative goal has been accomplished.
Stupak said at a news conference that he decided within the last 36 hours not to seek a 10th term. He said he had considered retirement for years but was persuaded to stay because of the prospect of serving with a Democratic majority and helping win approval of the health care overhaul.
So the ‘baggers carve a notch in their “not-retreated-reloaded” gun stocks.
In spite of Stupak’s recalcitrant assholishness over abortion during the health care reform debate, I almost feel sorry for the guy… this obviously isn’t an immediate career move he was considering before the passage of the bill resulted in a deluge of spittle-flecked death threats to him and his family from his so-called “pro-life” cohorts.
You lie down with dogs…
UPDATE: When I said I “almost” feel sorry for Stupak, the key word of course was “almost”. But what little sympathy I had for this attention-seeking anti-choice drama queen evaporated when I read this.
It’s like the old fable of the woman and the snake… you knew what they were when you picked them up, Bart.