Kudos to Mr. Smith for not running away from a fight. The decision to block Ms. Whitmore-Smith’s nomination was a bold step for a political novice. And it is a signal that he is not afraid to flex his political muscle when it matters most: for principle.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Post-Dispatch editorial: Smith decision to block Whitmore-Smith nomination was a bold one
An editorial in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch revisits newly-elected Sen. Jeff Smith's decision to block Gov. Matt Blunt's nomination of voucher supporter Donayle Whitmore-Smith to the State Board of Education: