Monday, March 10, 2003

James Moran

Is at best a colossal idiot and at worst something a lot worse than that. But, I agree with Ted Barlow that if this is the "Trent Lott Moment" for Democrats, then:

Can I resist the partisan point that a true "Trent Lott moment" would mean that Democrats should pressure Moran to resign from his position as House Minority Leader, kick him to a leadership position in a major committee, and call it square? It appears that I cannot.

Of course, as far as I can tell it took about 60 seconds for him to make an admittedly stupid-sounding apology, and about the same amount of time for him to be roundly condemned by all. All that IS left for them to do is give him a leadership position. But, I also agree with Ted - cut the guy loose for all I care.