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November 16, 2006

Murtha vs. Hoyer: Sit Back And Enjoy The Theater

Jules Crittenden notes at his new blog that as we wait to see where power will reside in Washington, how it will be exercised, what vision will emerge, and whether it has a prayer of succeeding, we can only pray our leaders summon up the will to push forward a robust plan to destroy the militias and stabilize Iraq.

Crittenden aptly points out that it just may be that the best we can hope for is a bloody holding action at the White House and, along the 2008 election track, a Democratic leadership train wreck. In the meantime, the rest of us can sit back and enjoy the kind of spectacle that is a small consolation prize for a party out of power:

... the victors pummeling each other over the spoils. The election having been lost, today's majority leadership race is a win-win.

... If Pelosi wins, she exalts John Murtha, an extreme anti-war zealot with a "Kick Me" sign taped on his back. This will clearly define the stakes in one of the most critical issues Americans face today. Our place in the world.

... A Murtha win the day after Gen. John Abizaid told Congress the United States needs to maintain troop levels and boost advisors and training for Iraqi forces should send a clear message to American voters what their narrow, fickle majorities have wrought. Murtha brings the added benefit of a right-leaning record on issues such as abortion and gun rights. Combined with a lot of harumphy codgerness, that may offset the San Francisco agenda but, we can only hope, will drive a lot of his rank and file crazy.

Read it all ....

Cross posted from Hyscience

Posted by Richard at November 16, 2006 6:53 AM

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