He's the conservative Representative candidate in the reddest county in the reddest state in the United States. And if I lived in his district, I think I'd vote for him. (Are you still with me, need a minute to absorb that?). Jason Chaffetz beat out Rep. Chris Cannon in the Republican primaries this year. I've already read several articles that mention this put a scare throughout the incumbents in Washington, political analysts believe that it signals the American public is tired of the same-old, same-old. Anyway, here are the quotes in the Salt Lake Tribune today that make me wish I could vote for this guy:
- "The establishment it broken...My complaint about Republicans in general is that what they say and what they do is often two different things."
- He says they claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility, but are responsible for the explosion of pork-barrel spending and the rising deficit
- He also criticizes the Republican party for supporting No Child Left Behind, failing to create a coherent energy policy and failing to do anything about illegal immigration.
Of course he is a politician, but then again, to what political advantage could he be looking for by slamming the Republicans when running in Utah county? Something to think about, anyway.