Slate Plays Dumb
Why do they even pay John Dickerson to write junk like this?
The way some of the speakers talked about Washington, you'd never know Republicans were in charge. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who represents eastern Memphis, complained about the "40 years of Democratic Congress," and described Washington as a "monument that Democrats have built for themselves." Sen. George Allen complained about senators in their "cushy seats" and championed austere legislation that would "bring accountability to Washington." He called for a balanced budget amendment and legislation that would withhold senators' pay if they didn't complete the budget on time. Who are those nameless, faceless senators?Is he really so stupid that he doesn't know the Senators that Allen is referring to? Has he never heard of Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, John Murtha, Harry Reed, Howard Dean, Paul Wellstone, John Kerry, John Edwards, Tom Daschle, and Al Gore?