Sunday, October 09, 2005

Disappeared Ford Disappearance Coverage

It's being noted around the Tennessee blogosphere and in some newspapers, but Harold Ford Jr is doing some very interesting no-shows of late.

He's missed fundraisers, an important East Tennessee Democratic party dinner, and even Congressional votes. Why? No one knows. Ford's omnibus excuse is "family matters." Given the size of his family, the diversity of activities legal and illegal, and the fluctuating legal entanglements, that covers a lot of ground.

But the biggest is his no-shows for Congressional votes on legislation he himself sponsored. He's done that three times now.

Is that the kind of person we want representing Tennessee in the Senate? Someone who blows off duty for no good reason?

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