One thing I want to focus on is how House Minority leader John Boehner characterized this victory…
In a memo to colleagues called “The Time is Cao,” Boehner says that Anh “Joseph” Cao’s win over Jefferson in a heavily Democratic district points the way out of the wilderness. The House GOP focus, he argues, ought to be ethics, ethics, ethics.
“The Future is Cao” reads the subject line of Boehner’s memo. “As House Republicans look ahead to the next two years, the Cao victory is a symbol of what can be achieved when we think big, present a positive alternative, and work aggressively to earn the trust of the American people,” offers Boehner.
Is Boehner serious? Does he really think that Americans will all of a sudden look at the GOP as the party of ethics? After Abramoff, Cunningham and DeLay? After Bush, Rove and Cheney?
Good look with that John.
If anything, Cao’s victory represents a repudiation of ANY type of corruption, and to think that any one party can own that brand is naive at best.