Friday, October 2, 2009

Playing Fetch With Blue Dogs

Warms my heart to see Ellen Tauscher in an honest line of work. When you can turn a more-conservative-than-her-district centrist Democrat who is doing the banking industry's bidding into an administration spokesperson against missile defense pork that destabilizes our relationship with Russia, you've done well. Russian cooperation on nonproliferation issues has a greater security value than extremely unreliable missile defense technology. Tauscher, Matt told us a while ago, was always right on this one. I'd love to see similar executive branch offers made to Blue Dogs who have the right positions on some narrow issue or other, but are otherwise causing trouble. (If next year's elections turn out badly, of course, many of them may need new jobs.)
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