I had high hopes that Jim Webb would keep up his tradition of being a maverick once he got to the Senate. While his response last night to the State of the Union was quirky and interesting -- especially in its implied criticism of Harry Truman -- it does in some respects seem to represent his taming by the Democratic leadership.
To put it another way, it's starting to look like Jim Webb didn't leave the Republican Party. Jim Webb left Jim Webb.
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