Good Morning Bloggers - The most amazing BREAKING NEWS this morning is that one of the greatest men in Congress, my Congressman Representative Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills), has OUSTED the chairmanship of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee from veteran Representative John Dingell. This is excellent news! Dingell has been the puppet of the auto industry and has halted hundreds of reforms over the years. It was time for him to go. This was a critical vote, and we the people WON AGAIN!
Henry Waxman, a man who I've met and support, is an avid environmentalist and extremely well qualified to help Barack Obama with his health and energy reforms. The Democratic Party member vote of 137-122 ended a bitter fight within the party since the presidential election. Dingell has held the position for 28 years and has been too slow to address environmental issues like global warming.
I think it's brilliant! It's not enough to elect Obama, it's also important to get the right people into the right positions so that he can accomplish his goals. I'm more encouraged than ever that we might pull off real change. This is GREAT NEWS! Henry Waxman is a very good, intelligent, capable man. He's perfect to help Obama tackle these critical issues.
Thursday's Political RAVE #1 - Michael