Burnsville, WV 26335
'Republican admits he is a Republican'
The headline for Evan Jenkins should have read, "Republican admits he is a Republican." It does take either a smidgen of amnesia or very large dollar signs to break away from the comfort of a committee chair in the Legislature.
Of course old Evan is used to changing his spots when the greenbacks look a little larger on the other side of the fence. If it does not work out for him he can always go back to recruiting doctors from West Africa.
Come to think of it, I do not believe old Evan mentioned either his lobbying for the West Virginia State Medical Association or his efforts to increase the percentage of foreign trained doctors in West Virginia.
It may well be that old Evan figures that if West Virginia could elect what it elected for West Virginia attorney general, he could be elected and rake in a few bucks as well. It is abundantly clear that old Evan is not even close to the same class as a Rahall, and even the voting public in West Virginia knows better than to trade a novice like old Evan, no seniority, no experience at the national level and no real political power in the House of Representatives. Even old Evan knows that to lose Rahall, the senior minority member on the Transportation Committee, would be a devastating blow to West Virginia and our transportation development program.