“Rather than producing tangible solutions to better this nation, partisan posturing has created a legislative standstill,” he said. “Unfortunately, I do not foresee this environment to change anytime soon. I have decided not to seek reelection, so that another may put forth ideas on how to break through the gridlock and bring about positive change for our country.”Rodney is the guy, when taken to task about his pork-ish ways at a local Tea Party rally, defended his actions, saying that he spelled it 'PORC' for Projects of Regional Concern. He was booed lustily from the stage and that's the last time that we heard of PORC. His district (LA-5) is hugely conservative, which meant that Rodney had to suppress his basic instincts. He's an old-style populist southern Democrat who found it convenient to don the Republican mantle.
It'll be interesting to see who announces to fill his seat. Let the games begin.