January 15, 2006

HOWARD KURTZ has a report on the Republican leadership race, noting a resurgence of the spirit of 1994. The Republicans need to get in touch with that spirit, if they want to remain in power. "Shadegg has drawn his strongest backing from economic conservatives. CNBC commentator Larry Kudlow said on his blog that if Shadegg were to succeed Tom DeLay in the No. 2 House post, it 'would stop the misbegotten march toward big government conservatism and budget excess which has gotten the Republican Congress into so much trouble.'"

I don't know enough about Shadegg to be sure, but somebody needs to stop that "misbegotten march." And regardless of who's elected, we need to see reforms that will ensure a lot more transparency and accountability.