Waco Trib calls on Kay to resign
WacoTrib says Kay should resign:
I disagree with the Trib, but beyond that it seems to me like an odd time for KBH to resign.
While U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has mounted an aggressive gubernatorial campaign for a post she has long coveted, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is increasingly questioning the senator about her commitment to duties she swore to uphold in Washington, D.C.
Initially, Hutchison said she'd leave the Senate last autumn to devote herself to what promises to be a grueling, combative campaign across one of the largest, most populous states in the nation. Then she said she'd stay till the health care debate was resolved.
This week, Hutchison reaffirmed a more nuanced and recent position -- that she won't leave the Senate till her March 2 primary battle with Perry is decided.
We don't at all argue with Hutchison's right to run for governor. She and Perry offer Texas Republicans a terrific chance to debate major issues facing our state. But we believe she needs to cede Senate responsibilities to someone who can give this crucial job the time and attention it obviously rates.
Also, given that she has pledged to stay until the end of the health care fight, she'd be breaking her promise if she resigned now.
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