The basic strategy of the Republican spokespersons has always been to try and label facts uncomfortable to them as being "partisan."
"I have made the change and have done so proudly."
Can you guess which Idahoan wrote this?
Throughout my life I have thought of myself as a moderate Republican. Over the last three years, however, I have become increasingly disenchanted with the policies of the current administration and Republican Congress. I realized that their policies ignore what used to be considered the cornerstones of the Republicanism that I grew up with as a child: 1) Fiscal responsibility, 2) Maintenance of a strong position of moral leadership in the world community, 3) Support of a strong military, and 4) Staunch defense of personal freedoms. On every point, the Democratic Party has taken the position of leadership. Therefore, changing title from Republican to Democrat allows me to defend those principles I held so dear throughout my life. I have made the change and have done so proudly.
The writer's website should be up in a few days. I'll tell you then.
UPDATE 07/19/04: Click here for the answer.