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Jim Moran (D, Virginia-08) to crawl back under the pestilent rock from which he spawned.

No word yet whether they’re going to clean, fumigate, or sterilize his office. Assuming that they just don’t evacuate it and clean out the fetid hole with a thermite grenade, of course. I’m not sure if they should go that far, though: it might destroy any evidence that might be buried at the bottom of the muck.

As you might have guessed, I am not fond of Jim Moran. My morning is thus made:

Senior appropriator and progressive stalwart James P. Moran will step down at the end of this year, making him the third House Democrat in just three days to announce his retirement.

The 12-term Virginia lawmaker will announce his decision in a Wednesday morning statement obtained early by CQ Roll Call.

Dear God, but the things this man got away with because he was a reliable progressive. Anti-Semitism. Corruption. Military-bashing. Violence towards children. Spousal abuse (and guess what about his kid?). He’s been on my list* for freaking years, and I look forward to crossing him off of it. With any luck, Moran will retire to a monastery and spend the rest of his life apologizing to God.

He won’t, but he should.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Interestingly, after this cycle we’ll be down to Charlie Rangel, Alan Grayson, and Carol Shea-Porter on said list. Of them: Shea-Porter is the most likely (and is pretty likely) to lose; Rangel is the most likely to retire; and Grayson is a pathetic shell of his 2010 self anyway.

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