Sen.-Elect Webb: I Don’t Suck Up

December 3, 2006

No Pandering Here
By Eleanor Clift
Newsweek
Friday 01 December 2006

Virginia Senator-elect Jim Webb
is the rare Washington figure
who doesn’t suck up to power.

Every so often a politician comes along who doesn’t pander to the president. Fresh off a nasty campaign that centered on the war in Iraq, Virginia Senator-elect Jim Webb had no interest in a picture of himself with President Bush, and he didn’t want to exchange small talk with the man whose war policies he opposes. So he skipped the receiving line at a White House reception for newly elected members of Congress, creating the first of what we should all hope will be many ripples in Washington.

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