Some of you may recall Kansas Senator Pat Roberts' appearance on Meet The Press in February 2006, where he pulled out a bottle of "memory pills" as he debated Democratic Senator Tom Daschle. Roberts, then the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, ran cover for the Bush administration by stalling multiple reports on the faulty intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq. Roberts has been all but invisible for quite some time and now he has a challenger for his Senate seat. Kansans elected Democrat Nancy Boyda to Congress last year and things look even worse for Republicans for 2008. Given Robert's permanent ties to the failures in Iraq and his loyalty to President Bush, this seat could easily be in play.
Via Daily Kos:
The Kansas Democratic Party now has a candidate to take on Pat Roberts. Kansas businessman, Greg Orman is stepping up to the plate. From Mr. Orman's press release just this afternoon:
"As I look at what’s going on in Washington, and the course we’re on as a nation, I am convinced we can and should be doing better," Orman said of his decision to run.
"Like so many Kansans, I’m disappointed and deeply troubled by the inaction, infighting, and ineffectiveness on display in Washington today. And I’m prepared to offer the people of Kansas a United States Senator with the right priorities who can help get America moving in a positive direction again."
When it comes to Pat Roberts, Kansans have much to be disappointed with. As Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committe, Pat Roberts has been a disaster and an embarrassment for this nation. His committee has done nothing but cover-up the dirty deeds of the Bush administration, obstructing investigations into everything from eavesdropping to the lies leading to the Iraq War. Think Progress has an excellent and detailed breakdown of his record on the committee. Read on...