Monday, October 05, 2009

John Shadegg - low profile even among his fellow Kool-Aid drinkers

This one is pretty minor, but still to funny to pass up....

From -
What do you say we move the capital out of Washington and transport it to Omaha or somewhere in the center of the nation where people still exhibit common sense and a deep-seated patriotism! Certainly this idea has crossed my mind more than once. If only we could completely shut down the bloated, intrusive, metastasized, arrogant federal government and reopen it somewhere in the Midwest under new management and dramatically scaled down. What a vision that would be!
After reading that opening paragraph, most sstute readers will realize that the author of the piece, one Edward Wimberly, is as anti-government and anti-public services as even the most extreme winger in the Arizona Legislature (Ron Gould, perhaps?)

In other words, one of Congressman Shadegg's fellow travelers, just without the title "Congressman.".

Yet a later paragraph shows that Mr. Wimberley doesn't really have much of a clue about Arizona's native son (who seems to spend more time canoodling with out-of-state lobbying groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Club for Growth than he does working for his constituents). (emphasis mine)
This steady drain on the people’s rights has not gone unnoticed. For instance, a little known Congressman from Arizona by the name of James Shadegg has been introducing a bill entitled “The Enumerated Powers Act” every year since 1995 which would require the sponsors of every piece of legislation to specify just where in the Constitution the particular bill derives its authority.
Maybe it really *is* time for Shadegg to retire. Between his lack of regard for the people who hired/voted for him, and the obvious lack of regard that his ideological peers have for him, it's likely that no one will miss him when he's gone.


Thane Eichenauer said...

It all depends on who (hypothetically) replaced Mr. Shadegg. I could imagine worse.

cpmaz said...

I could imagine worse too, but something tells me that my definition of "worse" is different than yours. :)