As this whole issue of changing sides before the Memorial Day weekend throws a major curve ball to the Republican party; I just want to say that I am proud of Jim Jeffords for sticking to his morals. To all those that accuse Jeffords of quitting the party just because he wasn't invited to the national teacher of the year award is preposterous. I lived in Vermont for many years before moving and Jeffords has been a senator there for as long as I can remember. Vermonters have a different outlook on life. They believe that integrity to do what is right is more important that to follow party lines. (in my humble opinion) I hope know that the democratic party is in power after June 5th that we can accomplish some of the issues such as reducing medication costs for seniors, giving more rights to patients and hopefully assisting this healthcare crisis. I just wanted everyone to know how proud I was of his decision and that for all the bantering that I will recieve for being from vermont, I will always call myself a Vermonter.