You are SO right about KBH. As a Texan who has long been voting for her, I know that, outside of New England, she is likely the most liberal Senator still in office. She favors race preferences, she is pro-choice (except for partial-birth) [there are some other exceptions too — the National Right to Life Committee gives her a 75 percent–KJL], she is pro-amnesty, and she is more of a big spender than W. She is the left flank of the Texas GOP. She’s a reliable vote for GOP leadership. But she’s not only a (relative) liberal, she’s also a policy lightweight. Can you name a KBH policy initiative? Neither can anyone else.
Good luck on Sessions and RPC.
UPDATE: Another e-mailer clarifies:
Kay Bailey Hutchison is a squishy moderate-conservative.
If she were a liberal, she would not be elected to state-wide office in Texas.
Let’s please don’t water down these labels, as stretched as they already are.