Parker Griffith, a Democratic representative from Alabama is switching his loyalties to the Republican Party. The move should prove a blessing for the Democrats since he's thumbed his nose at most of their
agenda items anyway.
"He has bucked the Democratic leadership on nearly all of its major domestic initiatives, including the stimulus package, health care legislation, the cap-and trade energy bill and financial regulatory reform."
Alabama has mostly been a Democratic state since 1996. And then along came Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions and all the Republican representatives. Since Griffith barely beat out his Republican opponent for his first tour of duty, no doubt he's thinking ahead to the next election. The Democrats need to get off their donkeys.