Rather than engage in substantive debate, Representative Rehberg has called for a thirty day waiting period after every stage of the health care debate. For the past few months, I’ve assumed that this was nothing more than the garden-variety talking point conservative obstructionism that has characterized Rehberg’s tenure in Washington, but today, I am less certain that’s the case.
It may just be that Representative Rehberg isn’t a terribly quick thinker. It’s not just health care. Today, at a town hall in Townsend, he told the crowd that he still hasn’t made up his mind about another major piece of legislation for Montanans, Senator Tester’s wilderness bill:
U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg said Tuesday he is still evaluating a plan from Sen. Jon Tester that aims to both expand wilderness and increase logging in Montana.
Let’s see. Senator Tester only introduced the bill 4 months ago. Aren’t four Rehberg units enough time to come to a decision?
Slow thinker? Panderer? Definitely not a leader.