I've been remiss in addressing a local politician so abhorrent it boggles the mind. Even by the modestly low standards we hold Congressmen to, Jim Moran (D-Va.) is an embarrassment to all Virginians. He is such a buffoon that it's really beyond partisan politics, he gives the whole Northern Virginia area a bad name by his continued presence in Congress.
Marc Fisher in the Washington Post's Metro column sums up the reasons that Moran should be an easy target:
Challenging Moran should be the easiest job in America. After all, this is the congressman who -- you'll need a deep breath to make it to the end of this sentence -- grabbed an 8-year-old boy in a parking lot because Moran thought the kid had threatened him; borrowed $25,000 from a drug company lobbyist five days before agreeing to co-sponsor a bill that would help that lobbyist's client; took a $447,000 loan from a credit company four days before signing on to legislation that the company was pushing; got into a shoving match on the House floor with one colleague; threatened to punch another congressman in the nose; and just last year told an audience that there'd be no war against Iraq without the support of the Jewish community. Whew.
This morning I have contacted his Democratic primary opponent challenger, Andy Rosenberg to offer him free ad space. That's how much I want Moran defeated.
You can keep track of the monstrosity that is Jim Moran at Morantics.com