Of course, I’m just some crazy blogger… one of those wacky, out-of-touch, far-left-of-center, internet agitators who threatens to destroy the Democratic Party’s credibility with mainstream Americans. So when we in the “nutroots” argue that Darcy Burner is in a better position to defeat Dave Reichert in 2008 than she was in the so-called “Blue Wave” election of 2006, you can be sure that the inside-the-beltway professionals will run as fast as they can in the opposite direction…
WASHINGTON — Darcy Burner is becoming a hot commodity in D.C.
Burner, the likely 2008 Democratic opponent of U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Auburn, was one of seven candidates hosted at a special fundraiser by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) at Johnny’s Half Shell, a block from the Capitol.
Wow. Burner is a “hot commodity”… one of the DCCC’s top challengers. Who’d a thunk?
One of the other top-seven Democratic challengers is Dan Maffei, who like Burner, was a first time candidate in 2006, yet came from nowhere to draw within a few points of defeating Republican incumbent Jim Walsh.
Walsh, a former supporter of the war in Iraq, made news last month when he changed his mind and called for redeployment of U.S. troops from Iraq, after a two-day trip to Baghdad.
Sitting with Walsh on that trip was Reichert, who did not alter his position. Burner is against the war.
“Burner is against the war.” How many more Americans must die before political expediency forces Reichert to switch positions?
Meanwhile, Reichert finally says something I agree with:
“Republicans should head for the hills.”
Man, I’m looking forward to 2008.