Thursday, November 20, 2008

Good News
There's not much of it these days. Economy continues to blow. But if you care about bold health care action without delay, apparently the selection of Daschle for HHS is a good sign. And if you care about a serious energy/environment policy, there's really good news.
Representative Henry A. Waxman of California ousted Representative John D. Dingell of Michigan from his post as chairman of the influential Committee on Energy and Commerce on Thursday, giving President-elect Barack Obama an advantage in his plans to promote efforts to combat global warming.

By a vote of 137 to 122, House Democrats ended Mr. Dingell’s nearly 28-year reign as his party’s top member on the committee. Besides installing a committed environmentalist as head of the energy committee, the outcome also removes one of the auto industry’s best friends from a key leadership post.
Change we can believe in.

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