There is no funnier headline today than this AP one: “If Democrats Win House, Moderation Rules.” Andrew Taylor notes the potentially incoming chairmen may be measurably liberal by their voting records, but they “promise to rule from the center.” Stop, AP, my ribs hurt!
Has anyone considered how the Democrats can present themselves as a vote for “change” when you consider the term-unlimited people that will chair the committees, as AP reviews it? John Dingell: first elected December of 1955. That’s almost pre-rock-and-roll. John Conyers: first elected 1964. Charles Rangel? 1970. Henry Waxman? 1974. George Miller? 1974. Fresh faces, anyone?