Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Back off!

In the wake of the mid-term election there has been a lot of grumbling about top Democrats. Terry McAuliffe and Richard Gephardt and Tom Daschle are most often mentioned. We agree that McAuliffe and Gephardt have much to answer for. But Daschle, in our opinion, has done a pretty good job in the circumstances. Remember, it was because of him (and Reid of Nevada) that Jim Jeffords jumped. After that, Democrats controlled the calendar and chaired the committees for almost two years. The result? Delay of Bush's agenda, and modification - for the better - of legislation. Also, being Senate Majority Leader is one of the more difficult jobs out there (especially with a one-seat margin and Zell Miller "on your side"). So give the guy a break.

  Not as bad as people would have you think.


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