February 25, 2007

THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THEIR DRAWER?:

Murtha Stumbles on Iraq Funding Curbs: Democrats Were Ill-Prepared for Unplanned Disclosure, Republican Attacks (Jonathan Weisman and Lyndsey Layton, 2/25/07, Washington Post)

[A] botched launch by the plan's author, Rep. John P. Murtha (Pa.), has united Republicans and divided Democrats, sending the latter back to the drawing board just a week before scheduled legislative action, a score of House Democratic lawmakers said last week.

"If this is going to be legislation that's crafted in such a way that holds back resources from our troops, that is a non-starter, an absolute non-starter," declared Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah), a leader of the conservative Blue Dog Democrats.

Murtha's credentials as a Marine combat veteran, a critic of the war and close ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) were supposed to make him an unassailable spokesman for Democratic war policy. Instead, he has become a lightning rod for criticism from Republicans and members of his own party.


They'd have been better off making Foster Brooks a party leader.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 25, 2007 1:47 PM
Comments

Nah, Murtha's funnier.

Posted by: jeff at February 25, 2007 2:28 PM

Don't insult Foster Brooks like that.

Posted by: Mike Morley at February 25, 2007 2:45 PM
« IN FACT, 10 MILLION IS NEAR THE CUT-OFF FOR MOST SUCCESSFUL NATIONS: | Main | TEACH THE CHILDREN WELL (via The Mother Judd): »