I’m really scratching my head over this one today:
Frustrated Trey Gowdy says he may not run again
He says polarization in Washington surprised him
SPARTANBURG — After six months on the job, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy said he has come to the jarring realization that politics doesn’t necessarily mean clarity and, while he is inclined to seek re-election next year, it isn’t a certainty.
“I really did not have a frame of reference because I’ve never served in the Legislature before,” Gowdy, a Republican and former solicitor, told GreenvilleOnline.com. “I come from a system where there’s a referee and a jury that gives you immediate feedback on whether or not you have won the argument.”
In Congress, the system is different, he said.
“There is no referee,” Gowdy said. “There’s more fairness in a court proceeding than there is in politics. There’s more civility in a criminal trial than there is in politics. So it’s been an adjustment.”
He added, “The issues are challenging. The country is divided. And I miss home. I think that’s probably the best way to put it.”…
No, I did not make that up. Follow the link.
I liked this part, in which Gowdy mentions the meeting I covered here:
At a Rotary meeting in Columbia, he showed a PowerPoint he called “fact-centric, fact-based”
Afterward, Democrats came up to him and said, “‘Look, I don’t agree with what you said, but I appreciate the manner in which you laid it out,’” Gowdy said. “It wasn’t hyper-partisan.”
OK, Kathryn and Rick — did y’all really say that?