By Daniel Oliver and M.D.B. Carlisle
The Washington Times
May 31st 2001
Much of the analysis of the decision by Sen. Jim Jeffords to switch parties is nonsense, especially the idea that he was mistreated by Senate Republicans. For starters, Sen. Trent Lott, in a move less than popular with his colleagues, permitted the Vermont senator to be chairman of the Education Committee, a gratuitously gracious move.
Republicans loyally supported his milk compact, an arrangement by which milk prices to consumers are artificially raised … Read more