NBC News aired this conversation on Sunday at the height of the debt struggle, via Ace of Spades HQ:
Andrea Mitchell: There has always been anger and animus in among leaders and among the followers — the rank and file, the caucus. But these new members really are willing to tear the place down. And they not only don’t care whether or not are re-elected — they don’t want pork (laughs). There are no inducements to get them to follow the speaker or the other leaders. So they don’t want the traditional methods of buying loyalty here and that was a reform that now has changed the dynamic.
Brian Williams: All right, Andrea Mitchell from our Washington newsroom. Wish there was better news to report to folks especially about our era in government.
Principled representatives who care about saving the country rather than pork and reelection? What’s the world coming to? More importantly, what’s going to become of the malignant statist establishment personified by dinosaurs like Andrea Mitchell and Brian Williams if the Tea Party keeps growing?
On a tip from GoY.