Thursday, January 13, 2005
Adam Smith Sees the Light (KINDA)
"We told you yesterday afternoon that The New Republic's Ryan Lizza had something in the works and here it is. In Lizza's new piece about the Dems' get-tough stance on opposing President Bush's Social Security phase-out bill, he sat down with Fainthearted Faction member Rep. Adam Smith of Washington, who told him ... "Social Security is a safety net. That's what it's there for. It's there to be the safest portion of your portfolio. It's a guaranteed benefit for a reason, and, for that reason, I don't support private accounts ... I think there is broad consensus among New Democrats that you must not privatize the system." Make that, ex-Fainthearted Faction member Rep. Adam Smith of Washington."-from Talking Points Memo. Update: I have been reminded that Adam has only seen some of the light, not all of it. He is not supporting Dean for DNC Chair.