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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-24-06 07:34 AM
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38. Caesar's wife must be above suspicion. I support Rush Holt for chair
Democrats got into power in part because of their stand against Republican corruption. It seems to me that putting someone with a clouded past in charge of a major committee would be a big mistake.

Jane Harmon is perceived as an enabler of the Bush agenda. I'd also like to see her out the door since she didn't do the job when she was the Democrat's leader on that committee--how do you expect her to do the job as committee chair.

The Democrats need someone who is 1. Clean. 2.Clearly willing to stand up to Bush and 3.Qualified to do the job.

As David Corn pointed out the Democrats actually have the ideal candidate on the committee in Rush Holt, who is a physicist by profession and a former intelligence analyst who has spoken out and voted against this debacle in Iraq from the beginning.

This would ruffle some feathers but would also show that Pelosi is willing to play the game by new rules. It's probably not going to happen but it would be nice to see.

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