Editorial: Kline should be commended for making every voteJohn Kline notched a “perfect” in 2011. He was one of a dozen U.S. House members who cast all 948 recorded votes taken last year.
John Kline notched a “perfect” in 2011. He was one of a dozen U.S. House members who cast all 948 recorded votes taken last year.
This marks the fourth year Kline had a perfect voting record. The five-term congressman representing Minnesota’s 2nd District voted on every bill cast in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Individuals, even staunch supporters, may not like how he voted every single time — nobody agrees with someone else 100 percent — but they should appreciate his dedication. The record is impressive: He didn’t shy away from tough votes, and he didn’t miss any.
Equally important, Kline spent time “at home,” regularly meeting with locals and listening to their concerns so he can work on their behalf in Washington. That’s representation.
— Red Wing Republican Eagle