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‘Gentleman’ Jim Moran: I Love This Bitch

Posted on | August 1, 2013 | 17 Comments

by Smitty

Austin Price over at Fishbowl DC writes:

For Abby the Shih Tzu mix, Tuesday was a big day. Until last Friday, when she was picked up by animal shelter Homeward Trails, she had been roaming the streets of Washington. On Tuesday, however, Abby got a chance to find a new home at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal’s Paws for Celebration adoption drive (yes, that was a mouthful) in the Cannon Caucus Room.

<= Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va), co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, spoke to the crowd while holding Butter, who stole the show. Moran encouraged everyone present to adopt a pet, noting that one of his staffers did just that. (From FishbowlDC article)

I, for one, rejoice that Moran could take a break from the day trading to express more concern for strays than the unborn. Somewhat less snarkily, this is what you do if you want to stay elected: go make friends with pet owners who have vast amounts of cash to spend keeping you in office, while blowing off any sort of leadership role entirely.

It’s not fair to say that Moran is, to politics, what Wally is to the Dilbert cartoon strip; Wally at least affords an occasional guffaw. Moran and the rest of the senior leadership in DC continue to epitomize the truth that, while the Founders served up some great mechanism, there was no guarantee that sound policy would ensue. That’s on us.

One hopes that the Almighty will coax Patrick Murray to run again in 2014. Not to wish an ill fate on Moran, but the sooner Jim’s political career ends, the sooner we can set about avoiding Detroit as a national destiny.

In closing, let’s cast our mind back to an era before the likes of Moran blighted our politics:

Email hat tip to Paco


  • gerry

    Citing Stephen Tyler in this context is rather ironic, I’d say.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    At least Gentleman Jim will probably not eat that dog, unlike some other Democrats…

  • Good Stuff

    My wifes answer to the empty nest problem is to rescue puppy dogs. She went a little over board. Five dogs are guarding me while I type this comment. Two more are with my wife as she works. Their story –

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  • Bob Belvedere

    I was out walking the other day and accidentailly stepped in some dog Moran. It stank.

  • Paco

    EBL: Not so fast! Did anybody actually see that little dog again after the picture was taken?