March 04, 2010
Change We Can Believe In

Rep. Bill Delahunt (D., Mass.) will become the 18th Democrat to retire in advance of November elections.

"It's got nothing to do with politics," Delahunt told the Boston Globe. "Life is about change. I think it's healthy. It's time."

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at March 04, 2010 09:28 PM | Email This
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1. But there's 20 Republicans retiring:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections,_2010#Republican_incumbents_.2820_incumbents.29

Posted by: Ryan on March 4, 2010 10:14 PM
2. Good. Clean the whole bunch out and start fresh!

Posted by: Ken on March 5, 2010 01:24 AM
3. Of the 16 Dems listed, 11 are NOT seeking another office - of the 20 republicans, only 7 are NOT seeking another office.

In other words 2/3 of the Dems are flat out retiring while only about 1/3 of the Republicans are.

Posted by: eyago on March 5, 2010 06:37 AM
4. eyago: If you want to play stupid number games, at least learn to count.

The number of Democrats not seeking another office in the Wikipedia list is 10 not 11. That's a ratio of 10:7 -- oddly enough, just about the same as the ratio of Democrats to Republicans in the House.

Posted by: scottd on March 5, 2010 07:05 AM
5. Good, get out, Delahunt. This Congress is scared as hell. Looks like they have convinced Him to try KSM in a military court after all.

I'm getting whiplash watching this dufus govern. No wonder business' doesn't know how to plan.


Posted by: Gary on March 5, 2010 07:28 AM
6. Let Adam Smith be the next. At least he can hide behind his medical condition.

He should get well before he destroys the health care system.

Posted by: Andy on March 5, 2010 08:40 AM
7. "It's got nothing to do with politics,"

Of course it does, at least he didn't mock us by using the tired line of saying he's doing it to spend more time with his family.

Posted by: Brian on March 5, 2010 09:01 AM
8. Would'nt it be nice if Patty Murray and Maria Cant bookeep too well didthe same thing and voluntarily retired. Oh well nice though!

Posted by: Laurie on March 8, 2010 08:02 AM
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