Democrats have had more "New Directions" recently than MapQuest.
Among the party's campaign slogans this year: "Culture of Corruption," "Culture of Cronyism," "Do-Nothing Congress," "Rubber-Stamp Congress," "Together, We Can Do Better," "Together, America Can Do Better" and, most recently, "Six for '06."
For those keeping score at home, Democrats arrived at "New Direction" yesterday by downgrading one of the "Six for '06" issues (health care) and upgrading three others (honesty, civility and fiscal discipline), for a total of eight items on the contents page.
Actually, Boy Dana left out the hilariously named "Contract On America" as one of the very many previous trial balloons that strangely struck NOT ONE of the mob-influenced Dems as being an echo, not of Newt Gingrich's 1994 triumph, but of a MAFIA HIT on the AMERICAN PEOPLE! Oh, if Jimmy Hoffa were only around, he would have headed that one off!
The rest of the article finally meanders, as the title implies, to a modest little root-a-toot-toot for the Dems, but not after Pelosi gets a few more jabs and right hooks from Milbank. The WaPo is a Dem clarion, but the boys and girls [Girl Dana Priest is itching to get going forward] want red meat.
Grandma Nancy is feeding them watercress sandwiches.