| Eve before the House passed their resolution on the escalation in Iraq, the California Senate had already done so. It passed overwhelmingly, with only Republicans opposing. Vote info here
California's Senate became the first state legislative body in the nation to oppose President Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional troops to Iraq, passing a resolution Monday urging Congress and Bush not to escalate U.S. involvement in the war.
The nonbinding resolution, which will be sent to Congress if it clears the Assembly, was approved by the 40-member Senate on a largely party-line vote of 22-14. Voting "no" were 13 Republicans and one Southern California Democrat, Lou Correa of Orange County. (SF Chron 2/14)
The question of the day, as the Liberal OC has been asking, why the hell did Lou Correa vote against this measure? Does he really support the surge? Does he think that his district supports the surge? The fact is that according to a new poll released today, only 35% of the country supports the escalation. So, even behind the Orange Curtain, support for the failed policies of George W Bush is not mandatory.
So, I strongly, indeed very strongly, request that you call Sen. Correa's office and ask him why he voted against the Senate Resolution. He's apparently in the district today, so try him at both offices. In Sacto, call him at (916) 651-4034. His OC office is (714) 558-4400.