Read this from the Wall Street Journal:
Things AGAINST John Murtha:
ABSCAM. There seems to be little doubt that he is corrupt.
He is considered an Earmark King. He loves pork barrel spending.
He is in the back pocket of lobbyists.
He steered large amount of money towards his lobbyist brother.
The Democrats need to clean up Washington and "Drain the swamp." That is part of the platform they ran on.
Making John Murtha the #2 man in Congress is "putting the fox in charge of the hen house."
Pat White may have been right the other day and I may have been wrong.
I did agree with him that The Democrats would not get rid of the far left wing kooks and that those same far left wing kooks would in fact lead most of the committees in Congress... I never thought they might elect new kooks...
This would be a disaster for The Democratic Party.
Note that my reasons have NOTHING to do with the War in Iraq.