Monday, January 11, 2010

Has Kay thrown in the towel on healthcare reform?

Gromer Jeffords was at Kay's event today and relays some thoughts about her plans for the future (link). Excerpt follows...

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison opened her Dallas campaign office Monday by telling supporters that her departure from the Senate would not hurt Texas and that change was needed in Austin.

“This is the time for change in Washington,” she said. “I know it’s the time for change in Austin.”


Hutchison’s role in Washington has been an issue since she began running for governor.

Late last year, she decided against immediately resigning her post to fight against Democratic health care bills and other issues. For those fights, though, Hutchison argued that her experience and seniority were important.

She said Monday that fight was practically over, but GOP opposition raised public awareness about the bill.

She said her primary focus would now be on running for governor, though she’ll remain in office.

“We stayed and we fought everyday,” Hutchison said. “Everything went down on a party line vote, but the American people saw what was in the bill.”

Wasn't the whole thing that people didn't see what was in the bill? Does this sound like Kay may be ready to resign? Or is she just trying to prepare people for the fact that she is basically not going to be flying back and forth between Texas and Washington any more... and missing lots of votes when they get started again on issues like cap and trade, healthcare, and stimulus packages...

I think this renders her first television ad where she says she is staying and fighting health care even more irrelevant if not counterproductive to her cause...

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