File this under “Birds of a Feather:” George LeMieux finally got an endorsement, and he sure is proud of it.
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour announced his support for LeMaestro’s candidacy this week, and Team LeMieux wasted no time putting together some cute little graphics for his website and GoogleAds, touting the endorsement:
Wow. “George is a solid conservative.” That sounds great…except for the fact that Governor Barbour seems to have left the reservation in recent years, and simply isn’t an accurate judge of what a real conservative looks like.
Case in point: check out this article from The Hill just two weeks ago:
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) criticized the Tea Party wing of the GOP on Tuesday for failing to get behind Republican leadership on a deficit plan.
“Our people have to understand that we can’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good,” Barbour said.
Barbour said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had shown “courage” in the deficit debate by agreeing to compromise in order to raise the debt ceiling.
“In politics, purity is a dead-dog loser,” he said. “We cannot go out with the idea that we’re going to be pure, or we’re going to do nothing.”
Speaking on conservative Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Barbour warned that only compromise would produce a “good” deficit deal…
Barbour said Tea Party Republicans such as Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.) needed to get behind Boehner’s effort, rather than clinging to the “cut, cap and balance” Act that passed the House but “isn’t going anywhere in the Senate.”