Obama Speechwriter defects!

Wendy Button has been around Washington.  She’s written for many Democrats over the years, some good, some bad, but not until now has she felt the need to defect.  Not only to defect, but to cross the divide and support John McCain and Sarah Palin!  This is one brave woman!

One can assume the Truth Squads will be all over her in 3..2..1..

Since I started writing speeches more than ten years ago, I have always believed in the Democratic Party. Not anymore. Not after the election of 2008. This transformation has been swift and complete and since I’m a woman writing in the election of 2008, “very emotional.”…

The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn’t “a real plumber,” and “They’re fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager,” and the patronizing, “I’ve got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber.”…

I can no longer justify what this party has done and can’t dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It’s wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Party’s talking points—that Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that he’s President Bush—are now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argument…doesn’t mean they’re true. After all, he is the only one who’s worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges….

Read all of her reasons here at The Daily Beast.

Hat Tip to Bob Parks at Black & Right.

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