Today at 1PM I visited Senator Smith's office in Eugene and spoke with his Constiuent Service Representative Jean Borland. Jean said Senator Smith would not be able to meet with me because he was in Washington D.C. I told Ms. Borland that I wanted to thank the Senator for being the sole Republican to vote to end the war yesterday. I also asked if the Senator had decided how he would vote on the upcoming war appropriations bill, and asked if the Senator would oppose the Bush administrations stepped up plans to invade Iran. Ms. Borland replied that Senator Smith, it was her understanding, would need to vote in favor of the war appropriations bill because it had a rider providing timber funding for rural Oregon counties.
She said she did not know if Senator Smith would support or oppose Bush'es invasion of Iran.