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Fellow Dem raises questions about whether Debbie Wasserman Schultz can handle it all

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.


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And he didn't turn out so well for Martinez, did it?

Debbie reminds of the love child of Nancy Pelosi and Alan Grayson.

Steve Speir

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is just what the national Democratic Party needs. Someone with brains, energy and courage who isn't afraid to get on television and point out the endless hypocrisy and stupidity of the Republican leadership.

I'm sure the professional naysayers that worship inside the GOP tent (Dick Morris, Mark McKinnon, and the whole crew of draft dodgers and former perfume sales women on FOX, and their collection of radio blabbermouths) will all be eagerly awaiting their talking points to attack her. For what? For being a smart, attractive, well spoken women who will eat their lunch any time she is paired with ANY of them. More power to her. Wish we had five of her in Texas.

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