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So Maxine Waters will be the ranking member of the Finance Committee.
What does all that mean? The Republicans will select the chair. Does it really matter who the ranking Democrat is? It doesn't seem to matter who the ranking Republican is; I can't even name him.
http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7...4302%26cnum=34Barney Frank blames redistricting in decision to quit
A somewhat bitter U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said today he will not seek re-election in 2012 in a move he said was triggered by redistricting that left him with too many new constituents to serve as a “lame-duck” legislator.
“There are too many constraints,” Frank said about his life as a politician and the energy it would take to meet new voters so late in his tenure.
“People are skeptical about incumbents,” he added. “There was also this — I don’t like raising money.”
About what I guessed. They redrew his district, and now he is guessing he may not be able to win another term. So then face a defeat, he's retiring.
Ether way, good-riddens.
That's too bad. I would have preferred he got pummeled at the polls. Still, I'll take it.
The country is better off.
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