Lost in all the news yesterday is the fact that Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been picked to head the DNC, and when I heard the news, I swear I cheered. Hands down, she has been the most effective advocate for the liberal cause that I have seen on television the last couple of years. She’s feisty, smart, not afraid to call out bullshit, and considering what she has gone through personally the past few years, one tough cookie. She is just the kind of advocate the party needs, and I have to wonder if things would have been different in 2010 had she been there instead of Kaine. Not to dump on the man, but he was basically invisible, and every time I saw him talk, he seemed like the human equivalent of melba toast with a serving of unsweetened oatmeal.
Wasserman Schultz is an inspired pick, just the kind of advocate we need going into 2012 and beyond, and she is someone who should really help the party. I’m excited.