Talk about a Stupid Incentive System
by Matt Stoller, Sun Jun 04, 2006 at 08:10:18 AM EDT
From political wire we see Bob Novak with one of his standard political gossip pieces, which are usually worth reading.
"Talk is increasing among House Democrats that if they fail to regain control after 12 years of a Republican majority, Rep. Nancy Pelosi should be replaced as the party's leader in the House... there is speculation about Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, a second-termer who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, as Pelosi's logical replacement."
Now I've heard the same thing, which of course doesn't make it true. But if you're talking about an incentive system, this is awful. As Chair of the DCCC, Rahm Emanuel is in charge of recapturing the House. And if he fails what will happen is... he will get more power?
Putting aside the ideology, that's just rewarding failure.