UPDATE: DailyKos asks if Steny Hoyer will be the Joe Lieberman of 2008? I.e., the next member of Congress for whome the blogs seek out a challenger and help fund him.
What's in bad taste is Steny Hoyer continuing to call himself a Democrat.
This man used to be someone I respected, but over the past few years all he's been concerned about is his own ego and finding new and interesting ways he can screw over Nancy Pelosi at the expense of the Democratic party.
Sure, George Bush is plumetting in the polls. So what does Steny Hoyer do? The Hill newspaper reports that he takes a cheap shot at someone who's out there defending the party and taking the president on. Watch the video of Colbert's appearance this weekend, and read the transcript. It's brilliant. And what's more, Stephen Colbert has the balls to call Bush on his incompetence to his face. Where are Steny's ball?
Feel free to give him a call and ask him:
Phone - (202) 225-4131
And feel free to email the congressman as well - note that you need to enter a valid Maryland zip code on the Web site in order to send a note, you can find those zip codes here, pick one.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) took on a rare role yesterday as a defender of President Bush.Digby weighs in too.
Hoyer came to the defense of the commander in chief after Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, where the president took a drubbing from comedian Stephen Colbert.
“I thought some of it was funny, but I think it got a little rough,” Hoyer said. “He is the president of the United States, and he deserves some respect.”
“I’m certainly not a defender of the administration,” Hoyer reassured stunned observers, but Colbert “crossed the line” with many jokes that were “in bad taste.”