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Moranic Politics, Part Two

Over the weekend, Jen Rubin at Contentions wondered aloud if Rep. Jim Moran, a Democrat from Nothern Virginia, had checked with his constituents about his view that Alexandria might be an okay place to keep Gitmo prisoners for a while. The mayor, sheriff, and other local officials have, in fact, already objected strongly.

Those constituents could make their objections (or support, for that matter) known to Moran if he had any upcoming events on his congressional web site, but he doesn’t, as of this writing.

This, of course, is the same lawmaker who wants to ban commercials for Viagra on radio or television between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. So while a large number of Alexandrians may face having their neighborhood turned “into a virtual encampment, with heavily armed agents, rooftop snipers, bomb-sniffing dogs, blocked streets and identification checks,” they can take comfort in knowing they’re spared from hearing “Viva Viagra” or seeing the couple sitting in his-and-hers bathtubs on the top of some hill.

If he were a smaller man, one might call Jim Moran a little blue pill.

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