What Have You Done, Mr. Pombo?
In an interview published in this morning’s San Francisco Chronicle Richard Pombo assessed the Republican Party’s chances in the November election.
[T]here is a broad consensus that Republicans, facing their most dire electoral landscape in a generation, must boast of further accomplishments if they are to have a credible chance of retaining their majority in November.Damn straight. What have you done, Mr. Pombo?
"We have to produce," said Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, whose district extends into the East Bay, making him the only GOP House member with Bay Area constituents.
"What have we done on energy that produces more energy? What have we done on immigration that solves the immigration problem? What did we do on the deficit when we let spending get out of control and we ran up the deficit?" Pombo asked.
Oh, wait, I actually do remember one outstanding Pombo energy plan. And attempting to turn illegal immigrants into felons –- wow, hold onto your hats, that’s a winning solution. And for my personal favorite, “What did we do on the deficit when we let spending get out of control and we ran up the deficit,” I can only echo Mr. Pombo in my disbelief. What the hell were you doing?
Sadly for Richard Pombo, it’s his Democratic opponent, Jerry McNerney, who seems to have the good answers.