The newest winner of The Jim Webb is freshman Representative Carole Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, a solid progressive.
You may recall we give this award to those who in the face of GOP attacks, bravado, or the usual rhetorical bed-wetting, tell 'em where they can stick it.
Our first winner was Elliot Spitzer for saying this:
'I am a fucking steamroller and I'll roll over you or anybody else,' the Democratic governor told Republican Assemblyman James Tedisco in a private conversation last week, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.So let me quote my pal Howie Klein on our newest recipient, as his entire blog is in the Jim Webb tradition (and absolutely worth making a part of your daily reading):
Future GOP prison inmate Fergus Cullen, now the state Republican Chairman, claims Carol's attempt to end the war is undermining U.S. troops--a silly and discredited Rove talking point that has been rejected by the U.S. military. Cullen called the debate to halt the escalation "shameful." Carol hit back the way all Democrats should when they get attacked by these cowardly little fascist twits:
If Fergus Cullen has the courage of his convictions, he should go enlist, because they're having trouble meeting their quota. He's young, he's single and he's healthy. If he needs to know where the recruiters are, call me.Carol Shea-Porter, congratulations, you're our newest recipient of The Jim Webb.
Note to other Democrats: This is how it is done.