Dumb and dumber in Mississippi
Politics doesn't belong in the courts.
First District U.S. Rep. Roger Wicker is being sued for breach of contract by his Democratic opponent in the 2006 election.Congressman Wicker is dumb for not keeping his pledge. Ken Hurt is even dumber for taking this matter to court. It's a waste of any judge's time and therefore taxpayer money.
Ken Hurt, the Democratic nominee, filed the suit in Lee County Chancery Court Friday morning.
Hurt’s suit, which represents one side of a legal argument, alleges that Wicker has breached the “Contract with America” by running for a seventh term.
In signing the “Contract with America,” the Republicans’ 10-point legislative agenda they unveiled upon regaining control of Congress in 1994, Hurt says Wicker promised to vote for 12-year term limits on congressmen.
“Congressman Wicker’s entering a thirteenth year in Congress is contrary to his promise that he made in his initial campaign that he would serve no more than twelve years and would support a bill limiting Congressmen to no more than twelve years,” Hurt wrote in the complaint.
Kirk Sims, Wicker’s campaign manager, was dismissive of the suit.
“This lawsuit is frivolous and, quite frankly, a little nutty,” Sims wrote in an e-mail. “It is an abuse of the court system and removes what little credibility Ken Hurt’s campaign may have had.”
Wouldn't it be nice if the people of Mississippi voted for a write-in instead of these two scoundrels? That would send a message to both parties- Keep politics out of the courtroom.
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