Bart Stupak Announces Retirement

Surprise surprise. As I said this morning on Fox, the “betrayal” of a lifelong Democrat who suddenly became pro-life in the 11th hour of the health control debacle was great theater, but in the end was nothing more than theater. From Politico:

“After selling his soul to Nancy Pelosi, it appears that Bart Stupak finally found the courage to tell her no,” said Ken Spain, communications director of the National Republican Congressional Committee. “The political fallout over the Democrats’ government takeover of health care has put the political careers of many Democrats in jeopardy thanks in part to Stupak’s decision to abandon his alleged pro-life principles.”

At least he’s being savvy with money; the cost to lose a reelection bid would not have come cheap.