Friday, November 17, 2006

Disappointed already

Is anyone else disappointed in the conflict that surrounded the Jack Murtha - Steny Hoyer fiasco? Howard Fineman put it very well:

"One of the first rules of politics is that power is the appearance of power."

I wish Nancy Pelosi had remained neutral. Neither candidate was worth losing the image for evenhanded, cool leadership that she should have represented. Instead, she supported Murtha without any assurance that he would win, and without finesse.

Incidentally, FBI tapes aside, I was hoping that Murtha would win. His strong objections to the war allowed other members of congress to muster some courage and speak out. To me, he is a hero.



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