Jonah: I don’t think Kerry’s failure to author a single major piece of successful legislation is a big deal–we need fewer senators who author major legislation, not more of them. I’ve always liked Lamar Alexander’s big idea for Congress: Cut their pay and send them home. The less they do, the better. (Oddly, Lamar! doesn’t seem to talk about this much anymore, now that he’s a senator himself.) The fundamental problem with Kerry is how he has voted on legislation proposed by others–and that’s the subject of one of the questions I hope he gets tonight, and I also hope President Bush is better able to exploit the senator’s huge vulnerability in this area.