I feel the breeze of change in the CA-04. The LA Times reports:
Doolittle and Pombo, who normally would be shoo-ins for reelection, are facing tougher challenges mostly because of questions raised about their relationship with disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and other ethics issues. Both survived primary challenges in June, but they remain on the Cook Report's list of the 42 most vulnerable GOP incumbents.
Doolittle has agreed to debate Charlie Brown -- but he has not agreed to set a date! He is acting like Mr. Gibson in He Knew He Was Right who engages himself to Miss French but, out of terror, just cannot bring himself to the altar. Mr. Doolittle has long held the reputation for being a bully. Now we see the underlying character imputed to bullies generally -- that of cowardice -- demonstrated in our soon-to-be erstwhile congressman.