From the Cordele Dispatch
Approximately 150 people showed up recently to protest in front of Congressman Sanford Bishop’s (D-2) office in Albany.
The crowd of people had gathered to show their opposition to the government healthcare and the Cap and Trade bill that Bishop voted for.
2nd District Republican Chairman, Donald Cole from Cordele, made an appearance speaking of the dangers of Cap & Trade.
Participating in the demonstration were people all the counties surrounding Dougherty and a group from as far away as Donalsonville.
Protestors signed and hand delivered to Bishop’s office letters requesting that the congressman not vote for a public health pan. The media following the crowd was denied entry to the office.
Bishop’s staff was observed watching the crowd though the office windows, but declined to comment.I was disappointed that Bishop voted for the Cap & Trade bill. But he stated he lobbied & got changes to the bill that would not harm the farmers, & others that would be affected by the legislation. He's taking heat from hard-core republican supporters in the district, but in the end he will weather the storm. But if he votes in favor for any bill like the current healthcare bill in its current form, he will be looking at a strong challenge from a conservative democrat in 2010 in my opinion.