How to tell if you’re a back-bencher Member of Congress

The ultimate test of irrelevance for a Member of Congress is to attempt to break news and not make your local paper.  Such is the case of Representatives Bob Wexler of Florida, Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin.  They penned an op-ed calling for the impeachment of Vice-President Dick Cheney and it ran in the Philadelphia Enquirer, where none of them are from.

It’s barely worth the read, seems more like a MoveOn.org press release, but if you have a few minutes to kill and don’t want to chew glass, jump off a building or find something equally productive, here it is.


1 Response to “How to tell if you’re a back-bencher Member of Congress”

  1. January 1, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Suggesting that a criminal be held accountable is hardly irrelevant. The implications of Bush and Cheney’s behavior will be cemented in this country’s history as eratic,emabarrassing,self serving,and yes,criminal. The actions since Sept.11 have created hardships for not only this country, but Iraq as well. Oddly, Rep. Wexler has made a number of statements reminding us of President Clinton’s hearings, on how personnel it became, and how Cheney’s behavior is personnel for all of us. Don’t be so shortsighthed gentlemen,you need to hold both party’s to the same standard. I know it’s hard to turn on your own, but look in the mirror and explain to yourself how you can justify Dick Cheney’s rap sheet? If Bill Clinton got away with a little afternoon fun with his intern, and Bush and Cheney get away with the Patriot Act, the War on Error, self-serving signing statments, profiteering, etc. Just think what the next President will think he or she could pull off? If the American people and our elected officials don’t stand up, then it just looks like we say “we’re ok with it all”. You don’t make up laws as you go along. Happy New Year!

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