DEFEATED A FORD LATELY? 

DEFEATED A FORD LATELY?

The supermarket tabloids may think Democratic congressman Harold Ford Jr. ranks among the sexiest mena alive, but after his failed bid for the position of House minority leader, the Mid-South's highly visible legislator got more than his share of criticism in the press. The Washington Post noted, "It's more about him than the party." How could they say such a thing about the obviously selfless Blue Dog conservative, who has regularly bashed former majority leader Tom Daschle, all but ignored his party's charge to help with Democratic campaigns in Kentucky, easily sided with the opposition on such noncontroversial issues as the Iraqi resolution, and even enlisted the aid of a noted Republican to help draft his speech at the Democratic national convention? It's absolutely beyond our ability to comprehend. Why, it's clear that our Jr. is all about the party -- the other party, that is.

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