Newly-elected Congressman Jared Polis shows he has a lot more sense than your average Democrat – at least on one great issue of importance in our day. From the opinion page of today’s Wall Street Journal, Polis writes about the proposed automotive bailouts:
Most members of Congress and staffers on the Hill are smart people, but we should not pretend that we are better at what are so clearly other people’s jobs. One of the tremendously difficult tasks that we are ill-equipped to successfully orchestrate is restoring these three failing companies to health. As one of the members of Congress with a strong business background, I know what I don’t know in business. While I hold my colleagues in great esteem, I doubt their abilities as turnaround artists are very much superior to mine. Any pretension of a government bailout being a good deal for taxpayers should be abandoned for the insincere (or perhaps ignorant) rhetoric that it is.
Read the whole thing. Polis’ proposal is at least a better idea then what the Congressional Democrats are working on now. Can you imagine Joan FitzGerald writing something similar? That being said, if a Democrat is going to represent Boulder’s district in Congress, there are plenty of worse choices than Jared Polis.