GOP heavyweights back Pat K as some call for resignation

This is very nice to see:

Among the Washington Republicans who have written letters of support to Kennedy (D-R.I.) are Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Minnesota Gov. Tommy Thompson, a source said. Kennedy is also being backed up by a trio of GOP congressmen: Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.), Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Fla.) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas).

It would be heartening at any time, but especially during this time of nasty partisanship.