Representative Parker Griffith from Alabama announces today that he's switchin' from the dems to the republicans (link below). Which makes him a pathetic turncoat. I've expressed this many times in this space: If you chose to align yourself with either one of these two bullshit parties who represent minority swaths of the country, then at least have character enough to stick with your decision through thick and thin. If there is anything I detest more than a slimey partisan liberal or conservative, it's a turncoat. Colin Powell, a career turncoat himself, is probably the worst example. Arlen Specter right behind.