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Michael van der Galien

Breaking: Stupak Will Not Run For Reelection

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Posted on April 9 2010 10:25 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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This just in from the L.A. Times:

Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, targeted for defeat by Tea Party activists for his crucial role in securing House approval of the health care overhaul, said Friday he would retire from Congress this year.

The nine-term congressman told The Associated Press he could have won re-election and insisted he wasn’t being chased from the race by the Tea Party Express, which is holding rallies this week in his northern Michigan district calling for his ouster. Instead, Stupak said he was tired after 18 years in office and wanted to spend more time with his family.

Right. If I was him I would also want to spend more time “with the family” suddenly. There are times when you realize that your wife and your children are more important than your career. Interestingly, such moments only come when one is in serious (professional) trouble.

In any case, how many other Democrats will suffer the same fate as Stupak, voluntarily or not?

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