“I am Oz, the Great and Terrible. Who are you, and why do you seek me?”
“I am jeffroby, the Small and Meek. I have come to you for help.”
“What do you wish me to do?”
“Keep to your principles. Before the healthcare bill passed, you quoted a poll that said, “A full 79.7% think it’s ‘important’ or ‘very important’ that the health care bill contain no restrictions on abortion coverage, and 82.3% think that any member who casts a vote to restrict abortion coverage should face a primary. You approved. Now I beg you to use your power to make it happen.”
“Why should I do this for you?” asked Oz.
“Because you are strong and I am weak; because you are a Great Wizard and I am only a little blogger.”
Or so it felt.
The great and terrible wizard, of course, is Jane Hamsher. An often principled and occasionally courageous progressive. On March 10, she came out in favor of primarying any Democrat who voted for a healthcare bill containing Nelson or Stupak anti-abortion language. I was impressed.