By John W. Lillpop
For forty long, agonizing years, the personage of Henry Waxman (D-CA)has haunted the US House of Representatives and tainted the public image of California voters as dumb louts who were stupid enough to send this untalented bureaucratic weasel to Washington, D.C.
As reported at the reference, Waxman has finally taken the road less traveled and decided to rid the US House of his bothersome self:
Rep. Henry Waxman, California Democrat, will not seek re-election this year, becoming another member of a growing list of long-tenured congressmen who have recently announced their plans to call it quits.
Mr. Waxman, who is retiring after 40 years in Congress, had been the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and also chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at the tail end of the George W. Bush administration.
In a statement, Mr. Waxman said he’s grateful for the support of his constituents, supporters and allies, colleagues in Congress on both sides of the aisle, his staff and his family.
“I first ran for office because I believe government can be a force for good in people’s lives,” he said. “I have held this view throughout my career in Congress. And I will leave the House of Representatives with my conviction intact. I have learned that progress is not always easy. It can take years of dedication and struggle. But it’s worth fighting for.”
Although Waxman leaves office without repenting of his idiotic notions about government being a ‘force for good,’ at least he is getting the hell out of the way to make room for real Americans in Congress.
Henry Waxman retirement: Proof that Prayer DOES work!