ThinkProgress glosses a Roll Call story today telling us that Evan Bayh is spearheading a group of 15-20 Democratic senators “seeking to restrain the influence of party liberals in the White House and on Capitol Hill.” And it’s about time, isn’t it? We’ve now gone nearly a full two months without Democrats forming a circular firing squad designed to bring down a Democratic president and prove that Democrats can’t actually get anything done. I say, that’s two months too long.
But at least a bunch of senators will get to preen a bit about how they managed to water down progressive legislation and get the White House to beg them for their votes. And that’s what public service is all about, isn’t it?