Tom Perriello Is Not Like Other Politicians, And That's A VERY Good Thing

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How many politicians would say something like this?
Perriello said there is a difference between being targeted and being vulnerable, and he said his support for health-care and energy reform are not as out of touch with his constituents as his opponents say. But even he seemed to acknowledge the challenge of winning next year as he described how he has sought to govern since taking office in January.

"My ultimate goal is not to get reelected," he said. "It's to know that I did the best damn job I could representing the people of the 5th District and making a difference. That's just a different litmus test than some of the powers that be are used to working with."
What's cool about this quote is that, with Tom Perriello, it's almost certainly true and from the heart. Gotta love this guy; go Tom! :)