Rep. Tom Davis is an arrogant ass. Really, there's no other way to put it.
In the latest edition of Roll Call (subscription required) Davis, a congressman from Northern Virginia, muses about retiring from Congress, both last cycle and this year. Why is he staying in office, you ask? Could it be solving key issues like Iraq, entitlements or the budget deficit?
Nah, Davis is staying around because he doesn't want a Democrat to take his seat. Nut Graph
“I think had I left last year, which we contemplated doing, [the seat] would have gone. I don’t think there’s any way you would have held the seat last year, but I don’t know that in 2008 we couldn’t hold the seat with the right candidate,” he said, adding that his leaving would depend greatly on his confidence that a Republican will take the seat.
“I haven’t made any decisions on anything at this point, but if I were to leave I’ll make sure we had a strong candidate lined up,” he said. “I’ve spent too much time building majorities as campaign chairman to just desert this seat.”
He's making $160K a year, in a job that he clearly is bored of, but he won't go because he doesn't trust his constituents to replace him? Again, I repeat - he's an arrogant ass.
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