February 9, 2013

NEW YORK TIMES: Menendez’s Ethics Problems Mean He Shouldn’t Chair Foreign Relations. “Instead of trying to protect Mr. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, needs to remove his gavel, at least pending credible resolution by the Senate Ethics Committee of the swirling accusations of misconduct.” One assumes that there are behind the scenes talks about replacing him in the Senate. This may explain why David Axelrod has been so nice to Chris Christie on Twitter the last few days. . . .