Rep. George Miller (D, California-11) takes his ball and goes home.

Looks like George Miller finally realized that he’s never getting that House Education/Workforce* chairmanship back: “Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), a close ally of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), announced Monday that he will not seek reelection in 2014.”  The seat, alas, is D+17; and Miller is probably not leaving because he got caught at something.  However, it’s always nice to see the Other Side lose just a little bit more of its institutional knowledge**. Normally wouldn’t matter so much under a competent Minority Leader (entropy eventually wins all bets); but then, Nancy Pelosi is hardly competent…

Moe Lane

*Under Miller it was temporarily called Education/Labor.  I mention this largely because rust never sleeps.

**That’s me being polite and not saying that George Miller was a prime example of the barnacle class of legislator.  He’s getting lauded right now, sure: but what the heck did he do during his tenure that a younger, more vigorous progressive legislator could not have done? Spoiler warning: not much.

3 thoughts on “Rep. George Miller (D, California-11) takes his ball and goes home.”

  1. Maybe the “younger” more vigorous progressive leader will decline to vote for Nancy Pelosi in the next Congress. Hoyer has got to be tired of being second fiddle and I hear Debbie WhatsHerName is ambitious.

  2. He used to be our ‘congress-critter’ when we lived in the Bay Area, until they redrew the lines of that district. What you may not know, is that he took over for his father when he ‘retired’ from the district. Any bets on whether George’s son does the same? Anyone up for a third generation Miller congress-critter?

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