Friday, April 9, 2010

Bart Stupak to Retire!

Gee, I wonder if the tea partiers had anything to do with it: "Bus tour rolls into Stupak's district, pledging to avenge health care vote":

The Tea Party Express rolled into the western Upper Peninsula on Thursday night, calling on voters to give U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak a forced retirement in November.

"After nine terms of Bart Stupak, you must be hungry for some representation," Tea Party Express chairman Mark Williams told a crowd of as many as 200 people outside a VFW hall in Bessemer.

The group organizing the tour even offered Stupak $700,000 to step down.
Hmm, maybe's he's going for the money. See, "Bart Stupak to Retire" (via Memeorandum). And, "Abortion Foe Bart Stupak to Retire from Congress."

Added: From Michelle, "Dear Bart Stupak: DLTDHYOTWO." And from David Weigel, "Can the tea parties claim victory over Stupak?"