Monday, January 16, 2006

Oh, No!

John at Americablog points out the ridiculousness of having James Clyburn represent the Democrats in Congress as they plan to launch their "reform" branding campaign. What John and NRP didn't point out is that Clyburn is one of the BIGGEST corporate suckups among the Democrats. That he is an African-American and member of the Congressional Black Caucus makes that fact all the more upsetting from my perspective.

Clyburn was among a handful of CBC members who back in 2001 let themselves be swept away to one of those ubiquitous corporate-sponsored "golf" trips in which the Congressman gets to pretend he's gaining influence over the industry rather than the other way around. He represents a spectacularly bad choice for the role of "reformer."

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