Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is running for President Obama’s former Senate seat in 2010, just pulled off an amazing trick at a Republican event over the weekend: He said that he voted for the climate bill in the House, but would vote against it in the Senate — and got the crowd to switch from booing to cheering him.
“Let me say briefly about cap and trade. I voted for it because it was in the narrow interest of my Congressional district. But as your representative,” Kirk said, then getting interrupted by booing. “As your representative, representing the entire state of Illinois, I would vote no on that bill coming up.”
The amazing thing is how quickly the crowd switched from booing to cheering, even as Kirk flip-flopped right in front of them. This would explain Kirk’s upcoming policy: “Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others.”
Check it out at the 3:10 mark: