Friday, November 19, 2010
Sounds Like a Good Idea to Me
John Nichols notes that Dennis Kucinich is asking to be made the ranking Democrat on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform—because he's got the fire in his belly to push back against the coming wave of politically motivated attacks on the Obama administration that incoming Republican chair Darrell Issa has pretty much promised to unleash. Kucinich has already hit back with a tart letter calling out Issa for "wild and unsubstantiated charges" about stimulus spending and pledging to cooperate with Issa "when, and only when, he proceeds in an even-handed manner which demonstrates basic fairness and respect for due process." Clearly, Kucinich learned a thing or two from the Clinton years.
Would that more of his party exhibited a similar educability.