Hillary Hires A Dick
I agree with Shakes. I am less than thrilled about Hillary Clinton hiring Dick Gephardt as an economic advisor. My feelings start with Gephardt being the worst Minority leader the Democrats ever had in Congress. This guy got snowballed by the Contract For America, Tom Delay, the K Street Project, and Newt Gingrinch. If lefty activists think that Nancy Pelosi is bad than they haven't lived through the days of the Geph. The most hysterical part is this guy thought he had the leadership and political savvy to become President. (He lost the 1988 Democratic nomination to Michael Dukakis.)
Shakes informs us that Gephardt has been spending his current days as a corporate servant for Goldman Sachs. Gephardt is also a lobbyist for Peabody Energy. The company is hostile to mandatory caps on emissions.
Gephardt is the worst of political opportunists. He is the Democratic version of Mitt Romney. He long held anti-abortion views and hostility towards Roe vs. Wade.
"Life is the division of human cells, a process that begins with conception. The (Supreme Court's abortion) ruling was unjust, and it is incumbent on the Congress to correct the injustice... I have always been supportive of pro-life legislation. I intend to remain steadfast on this issue.... I believe that the life of the unborn should be protected at all costs."
That all changed when he decided to run for President in 19888. He told the National Right to Life Committee, "I now do not support any Constitutional amendment pertaining to the legality of abortion."
What a guy.