I am an independent, but there is no doubt I loathe the current administration. It disgusts me. The Republican Party needs a good drubbing in the Presidential election if it is going to reform itself and start caring more about good government and fiscal responsibility and less about stuffing friendly pockets with pork and fat contracts, gaming K-Street, and getting jobs for graduates of Regent University.
That is why I take great comfort in the victory of Travis Childers in Mississippi's 1st Congressional district. Running as a pro-life Democrat in a district that elected and returned Trent Lott to the U.S. Senate for 18 years, Childers overcame a textbook attack ad campaign by his opponent Republican Greg Davis. The ads associated the conservative Childers with Nancy Pelosi, Pastor Jeremiah Wright, 9/11, and Barak Obama's comment about bitter voters in Pennsylvania. That Childers won a conservative district despite the usual bag of dirty tricks suggests that the drubbing I am hoping for might just be in the cards.