E&E Daily (subs. req’d) reports:
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) and some of his core supporters pushed back yesterday against Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-CA) coup attempt to take away the powerful chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
“If someone is asking about John Dingell’s job, he has it, he’s going to keep it and he’s doing well,” Dingell told reporters following a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the CEOs of U.S. auto manufacturing companies.
Whoa! Since when has John Dingell stopped talking about John Dingell in the first-person? I’m also getting a Rumsfeldian vibe here, with John Dingell asking John Dingell questions that John Dingell then answers — “Is it [post-war Iraq] going to be as efficient as a dictatorship? No. Is it going to be vastly more desirable? You bet.” For the record, that is a figure of speech, anthypophora. But I digress.
Here are more excerpts from the story for those interested in the war between these stars: