A fellow Democrat is questioning whether Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be able to juggle her myriad roles, including member of Congress and soon, chief of the Democratic National Committee.
"Well, Debbie's got a lot of energy, but I don't know how in the world she's going to do that," Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., said on C-SPAN's 'Washington Journal'. "She's a very competent, very skilled woman. She's done very well in the House, this is a lady who broke her ankle in baseball...She has taken on a big responsibility, I think she'll do a good job at it, but it's going to really strain her."
Similar questions were raised when former Florida Sen. Mel Martinez was chosen to head up the Republican National Committee by President George W. Bush. Martinez sought to assure reporters after his selection that he'd continue to represent the interests of Florida even as he took on the new responsibilities as the party's No. 1 cheerleader. Never a happy warrior, Martinez left the post after a year.