November 16, 2006

I For One Welcome Our New Majority Leader Overlord

News Item: Steny Hoyer Defeats John Murtha to Become House Majority Leader

Good, I was hoping he would. It was centrism that won the Democrats this election, and they should govern with centrism too. Murtha, it seems to me, is just too left-wing on some things (Iraq) and too right-wing on others (just about every social issue.) Not a recipe for legislative success, if you ask me, especially when coupled with the Abscam stuff.

Still, I love how Fox News, last night, tried to turn Murtha into a man of the left, just because of his Iraq stance. This is kind of like when conservative Republicans are called "moderates," when they're conservative on everything but abortion.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 16, 2006 04:33 PM

Or kind of like labeling someone's Iraq position as "left-wing" just because he thinks Bush fucked up.

Posted by: BZ at November 16, 2006 08:38 PM
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