Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Sherrod Brown: I was wrong

Who's admitting a mistake now?

That would be Sherrod Brown (D-OH) here from Bob Geiger. It used to be that politicians NEVER admitted they were wrong, even if they were. That seems to be changing now and that's a good thing.

Brown had to know this was coming and it occurred near the end of the question-answer session when an Ohio constituent asked Brown about his vote in favor of the Military Commissions Act while he was still in the House of Representatives.

Here's the interaction in its entirety:

Audience Member: "In 2006, when you were still a member of the House of Representatives you voted for the Military Commissions Act, which had as one of its elements, the suspension of Habeas Corpus. Given your recent efforts to restore Habeas Corpus, would you still cast that same vote today."

Brown: "No, I was wrong." Period. Now that wasn't so hard, was it?