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Diogenes to the White Courtesy Telephone, Please

We salute Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). If the Republican Party has a future, it lies with people like him. More such please.

From Amanda Terkel:

Think Progress » GOP lawmaker slams RNC video mocking Pelosi as ‘reprehensible.’: This past week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a web video comparing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the James Bond villian Pussy Galore. Politico said that the video “implies that Pelosi has used her feminine wiles to dodge the truth about whether or not she was briefed by the CIA on the use of waterboarding in 2002.”... Yesterday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sharply criticized the RNC’s video:

I thought it was reprehensible, irresponsible and unpersuasive. If we’re going to regain the credibility of the American people, we’re going to have to stop with silly antics like that. It may get a snide chuckle inside the Beltway, but it offends most people. We have to get away from the politics of personal destruction.