Stop payment on the check
David Corn at the Nation weighs in on Richard Gephardt, the man who will never be President.
On September 29, at the fancy Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, she headlined a $6 million fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. With her on the stage was House minority leader Richard Gephardt.
Three days after the concert, he brokered a deal with the White House that guaranteed passage of a resolution authorizing Bush to launch war on Iraq as “he determines to be necessary and appropriate” in order to “defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq” and to enforce United Nations resolutions. The Gephardt-backed measure was less of a blank check than the one Bush had sent to Congress. The differences, though, meant little.
Streisand should start being more selective and only raise money for Democrats who show medical proof of a spine…(not so fast, Lieberman…back in line, Edwards).