Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his three picks for the Congressional “super committee” tasked with coming up with additional budget cuts / revenue and possibly tax code reform. His picks are Senate Finance Cmte. Chairman Max Baucus of Montana (a good choice), Patty Murray of Washington State (the current Chairman of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Cmte. — a post she held previously in 2001-2002 when they last lost their majority) and John Kerry of Massachusetts (I really don’t think any additional comment is necessary about him.) Left out is Virginia’s Mark Warner who had been publicly lobbying for a spot. I may not agree with Warner in general, but he would have been an infinitely better choice than either Murray or Kerry.
UPDATE: In picking Murray, Kerry and Baucus, Reid has selected three of his most intransigent members on the issue of entitlements. Not a good sign at all.