The Spine

My Vote For Speaker

By and

Yes, the mind wanders in Paris, and it wanders freely. Here's a thought that is on many people's minds but has not come off many people's tongues. Nancy Pelosi should not be speaker of the House. Rahm Emanuel should be.

He is smarter, more savvy, understands the political middle as both norm and fact. And he is extremely likeable, truly trustworthy, a politician of honor and imagination. Imagine someone out of the Clinton White House who emerged untainted by even a whiff of scandal. Unlike other pols who used to raise Democratic money from me, he was not a hustler. He didn't even pretend that he wanted your advice.

Rahm also grasps that the country has to be governed, which I am not sure Pelosi does. In fact, I rather doubt that she does.

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