Friday, February 27, 2009

Wood left his principles at the party

A number of Assembly Republicans (including Leah Vukmir, Rich Zipperer, Bill Kramer, and Don Pridemore) attempted to change the rules for approving tax increases in the state legislature. Instead of a simple majority, the rule would have required a 2/3 super-majority vote.

Of course with the Democrats in charge the bill did not pass. It failed 53-43 along partisan lines.

But how did Assemblyman Jeff "Ganjaman" Wood (I-Plowed) vote? After all, he was once the sponsor of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR). Surely our independent Doobie Brother in the Assembly sided with the Republicans on this issue?

Unfortunately, no. Wood voted with the Democrats. When Wood left the Republican Party because they had lost their way, was he standing in front of a mirror when he dictated the press release?

It's sad to see a politician reach the end of their political career. Sadder still to see the politician throw away whetever principles he might have had hoping to curry some favor from the party they hope will save them.