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Financial columnist Jim Jubak notes that prospective Democratic replacements for key House Republican committee chairman might not make environmentalists’ hearts go aflutter:

But Barton’s likely replacement [as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee] would be John Dingell, D-Mich., a fierce advocate for the U.S. automobile industry. In other cases, the effect of the change is easier to extrapolate. Pombo’s likely replacement as chairman of the House Resources Committee would be Nick Rahall, D-W.Va. Can you say "coal," boys and girls?

P.S. Jubak’s stock picks are pretty good, too.

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As I’ve written elsewhere, the Democrats today resemble in some ways the Republicans of the late 1940s. They’ve been out of power for a long time, and they’re positively foaming at the mouth at the prospect of getting back in. The base and the moderates are temporarily on friendly terms, but it won’t be long before the hard Lefties find themselves on the outside. To use the 1940s GOP analogy, they want Taft; they’ll be stuck with Willkie, or Dewey, or Eisenhower.

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