Ever since I moved to LA, I have been represented by one of the most obnoxious Democratic partisans in the House, Henry Waxman. He seems to see it his mission as the Chairman of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee to investigate any Republican he happens to dislike, alleging corruption or law-breaking where there is only the barest hint of impropriety.
I did gain some respect for him when in March 2003, he wrote a letterto then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informing her that he could not support the reelection of his fellow Democrat (and my former Congressman) Jim Moran for his “offensive . . . and ignorant” statements suggesting Jews were responsible for the Iraq War. (That wasn’t the Virginia Democrat’s only anti-Semitic comment.)
And now I find another reason to like Mr. Waxman. He is the only Democrat on a list of members of the House of Representatives who have have sworn off earmarks. Kudos, Congressman. I guess you recognize that the entertainment industry — and not the federal government — should be funding projects in Hollywood and Los Angeles’s Westside. (Via Instapundit.)