“You’re no Caldwell Butler”

Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, updates for another deficient Republican the famous comeback by Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle in the 1988 Vice Presidential candidates’ debate.

Congressman Cline has sometimes cited one of his Sixth District predecessors, Republican Caldwell Butler, while neglecting to mention that Butler had the courage and integrity to support impeachment of Richard Nixon, a president of his own party.

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A respondent adds a relevant quote from Butler which ought to make Cline pause and think but, of course, won’t.

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