DK Off the TX Ballot
Who cares, right? He's just an elf who talks to aliens and never had a chance anyway. All Good Democrats sign Loyalty Oaths, you freak:
USTIN (AP) — A federal judge agreed Friday that the state Democratic Party can refuse to allow presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich onto the Texas ballot because he wouldn't sign a party pledge.
Kucinich and his singer-supporter Willie Nelson sued the party to try to get Kucinich on the March 4 primary election ballot even though Kucinich refused to sign part of the oath on his ballot application that would commit him to "fully support" the eventual Democratic nominee.
Kucinich may appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, possibly as soon as Monday, said his attorney, Donald McTigue.
A paramount issue for Kucinich in the dispute is his opposition to the war in Iraq and his belief in "not using the war as an instrument of foreign policy," McTigue said. The congressman from Ohio does not want to be bound to supporting a Democratic candidate who disagrees with him on that and other issues, he said.
Kucinich signed the Texas Democrats' oath when he ran for president in 2004.
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel said the courts should intervene sparingly in political party rulemaking. While the Democrats' oath may be "inartfully worded," it does not place such a burden on Kucinich that it should be struck down, Yeakel said.
The Democratic Party had refused to certify Kucinich to the Texas Secretary of State's Office for the ballot this year because he wouldn't sign the oath, which is a rule set by party officials.
He opposes the war, firmly. What a fool, and bad Democrat that makes him.
Indeed, I think he should be left out of all media coverage and no major leading Democrats should endorse him. Oh, wait...