Funny thing is I seem to recall that Tester campaigned on two things when he ran against Conrad Burns. First he was going to end the war by voting NO to war funding. In reality what he did was to vote for every war spending increase that the Messiah Obama brought to congress. Second he was going to be cleaning up the “culture of corruption” in Washington D.C. and he was going to start with eliminating all earmarks. We all know how that has been playing out. So what is this trip really all about? There is a suggestion over at The Hill that this trip may just “burnish” Tester’s tarnished image with the voters for his upcoming re-election campaign. Tester defends this trip by saying;
“The best way to get a picture of what’s happening in Iraq and Afghanistan is to go there myself and talk with the folks making the decisions and the folks with boots on the ground”At this point Tester’s re-election prospects don’t look good and it seems other Democrats up for re-election in 2012 are simply jumping ship while they are still able to bow out with a little shred of dignity. Maybe Jon should bow out early also and save the taxpayers money spent campaigning under the guise of “fact finding” missions.