"I'm not scared, but I am sobered by the responsibility, because this is a big change for me," Price said. "It's not what I went to Congress thinking I would do. But I'm here, and I'm taking it seriously."
There's an excellent story on Congressman David Price in today's O-no! It ends with the paragraph quoted above.
I love Congressman Price's comment. It does my heart good to imagine leaders in Washington being sobered by their responsibiliites instead of looking for ways to screw the American people and engage in profiteering. Go read the article. There's some good stuff there, by Barbara Barrett.
No one in North Carolina will feel the impact of the Democrats' takeover of the U.S. House more than Price. He is the state's most senior Democrat, winning a 10th term Tuesday. And after a frustrating decade trying to pass legislation in a GOP Congress, he is all but certain to become the next chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security.
But of course, Babs couldn't resist being all "bipartisan" for the first time in her life by dragging in a comment from North Carolina's next-to-dumbest representative, Howard Coble.
In a way, Price will follow Rep. Charles Taylor of Brevard, a Republican who will leave the chairmanship of the appropriations subcommittee that funds national parks and forests. "That's going to be big shoes to fill, because Taylor has been a formidable chairman," said Rep. Howard Coble, a Greensboro Republican and the delegation's senior member.
Big shoes my ass. Formidable? What a joke. Up Chuck Taylor didn't leave shoes to fill at all. He just left a huge friggin' mess to clean up.
David Price is up for the job. Of this I'm sure.