Monday, August 19, 2002

Looking Out For Number One

Dan Balz reports that Democrats are increasingly concerned that a US invasion of Iraq this fall will make it more difficult for the party to recapture control of the US House in the upcoming mid-term elections. You might think these Democrats would be increasingly concerned about the use of chemical agents on US troops in the region or another attack on US interests overseas or, God forbid, another 9/11-like attack on American soil.. And of course they are concerned about those things. But what they tell Mr. Balz they're really concerned about is whether or not Dick Gephardt is the next Speaker of the House.