U.S. House 13th District

Tribute to Congressman Brad Miller

The average IQ in the House is about to drop a little:

In Congress, Miller played a significant role in legislation related to economic recovery (he had graduate studies in economics as well as a law degree) and predatory mortgages. In any issue in which he became involved, Miller studied carefully and by the time he entered the debate, he knew what he was talking about.

You got that right. The first time I saw Brad on C-SPAN he was grilling some dude from AIG (I think it was), and the poor guy drained a whole carafe of ice water trying to replace the sweat. The thing is, he didn't bark and growl like some of his pompous colleagues; when you know your stuff, you don't have to. Here's just a glimpse of what we're losing:

Edwards prosecutor being groomed for U.S. Senate?

How to succeed in politics without really trying:

During the recent primary, Holding's chief opponent, Paul Coble, a former Raleigh mayor, echoed the Edwards defense team in calling the prosecution politically motivated. He told Main Justice there was "no question Holding thought those two cases would take him to the U.S. Congress." Holding has repeatedly denied such claims.

I'm sure many reading this think John Edwards deserves to be spanked (maybe hard) for his behavior. But thirty years? Really? Even armed robbery doesn't (normally) generate that kind of prison sentence. And for those who refrained from making the observation I just did for fear they would be labeled an Edwards-lover (or whatever), there's a huge gap between being an apologist and being a realist. Don't be afraid to be the latter.

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