Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Shuler for Congress

In a state that has made many questionable choices on who to send as our representatives to Congress (Walter Jones, Robin Hayes and Sue Myrick spring to mind as particularly poor decisions), Charles Taylor from my parents' district in the mountains is probably the worst. That part of the state is apparently starting to wise up as he only got 55% of the vote in 2004 against an unknown with very little money. Now he's running against former Heisman Trophy runner-up and NFL quarterback Heath Shuler. Shuler's no carpetbagger - he went to high school in Bryson City where he was named NC High School Player of the Year after leading his team to three straight state championships. He's also outraising Taylor to date by, well, a lot at last count. No idea at this point what his positions are (the web site is pretty sparse so far) but I can't imagine he'd be a worse choice than Taylor. Definitely one to watch.


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