Breaking: Rep. Robert Wexler resigning from Congress.

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Which is… interesting.  After all, FL-19 is a D+16 district.  On the other hand, his district includes parts of Boca Raton, which is another way of saying that there’s a lot of old people in his district.  Certainly his fellow-Democrat Ron Klein is facing a race next district over with Allen West.  But we’re not doing that well in the 2010 expectations game, surely?

Moving along, speculation is that Wexler’s up for the ambassadorship to Israel.  If true, this should infuriate progressives: while liberal, Wexler is also very strongly pro-Israel, not to mention involved with AIPAC.  Which might explain why the President would pick him for the slot – after all, the last thing that the USA needs right now is another foreign policy blunder.  That it’d be an affront to the netroots may be merely more lagniappe

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

10 thoughts on “Breaking: Rep. Robert Wexler resigning from Congress.”

  1. Interesting analysis. It should make Wexler think though-being used as grease for Obama’s plans for Israel is enough to unsettle the strongest stomachs.

  2. Very interesting. He must also figure that his pet project, the Cap and Tax bill, is dead in the water for the foreseeable future.I don’t think he would leave if he thought he could actually get that monstrosity passed.

    Good news for us all.

  3. Imagine this:

    Step 1) Get agreement with myseterious shadowy Obama-oriented figures.

    Step 2) Vote for stuff constituents hate.

    Step 3) Resign from Congress.

    Step 4) Collect mysterious payment.

    There are billions of dollars at stake. It would be NOTHING for a few million to get diverted to an ex-Congressman.

    The amount of money flowing through government right now is almost certain to cause enormous corruption everywhere…. in my opinion.

  4. I have to confess, I don’t really care why Wexler is going, so long as he’s gone. There’s a picture of that dude next to the word “jackass” in the dictionary…

  5. Don’t they usually announce the appointment as ambassador before the resignation?

    Maybe it’s just another case of a legislator tapping his toes in an airport restroom.

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