Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Consistent Chutzpah

The news, reported on John Nichols blog for The Nation, about senators absent from the vote on the Peru Trade Agreement will not, at least for now, deprive Dennis Kucinich of his second Chutzpah of the Week award; but it will count as "extra credit" on the award given to Joe Biden of Delaware, Hillary Clinton of New York, Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Barack Obama of Illinois back on November 9. Recall that these four would-be candidates decided back then that campaigning was more important than voting on the approval of the appointment of Judge Michael Mukasey as Attorney General. Well it turns out that only five senators missed the Peru vote, and four of them were the aforementioned Chutzpah of the Week award holders. (The fifth was Arizona Senator John McCain, which is some indication that Republican priorities are no different.) When I had my rant on November 9, I concluded by saying that my thoughts about supporting Kucinich had been reinforced. When it comes down to who is demonstrably serious about doing the people's business, my support for Kucinich (and for the reason why he is getting another Chutzpah of the Week award) just keeps growing!

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