It Ain't Just a River in Egypt

The latest from The Hill made me giggle:

There won’t be more than a few more retirements by House Democrats, their 2010 campaign chief vowed Wednesday.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), maintained that there wouldn’t be a “wave” of Democratic retirements, despite a spate of recent setbacks for House Democrats.

“I’m not sure exactly what the pattern’s going to be, but what I do think is we’re not going to see a wave of Democratic retirements like we did in 1994,” Van Hollen said during an appearance on ABC’s “Top Line” webcast.


Now I don’t know if any more Democrats will retire this year. I’m not privy to that kind of information — nobody really is, except for the individual congressmen. But it is funny that the Democrats have had such a bad week (and it’s only Wednesday!) that they find it necessary to issue a denial that things will get much worse.

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