I consider myself reasonably well-read, consuming three newspapers every day (NY Times, Seattle Times, and the Wall Street Journal), along with a gaggle of magazines that span the political spectrum from Forbes to Business Week to Harper’s and Atlantic Monthly. I watch CNN, CNBC, MSNBC – on the tube and the Web, subscribe to a wide variety of blogs, and despite all of this I have never heard of the newly-appointed House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer. Steny Who Ya? Is that, maybe, an East German gymnast, or a cable channel 400-something talk-show host? How can it be that this person, now holding a critically important post in the Democrat-controlled Congress, never showed up on my radar scope? Wow – I must’ve been asleep! I only hope he has the cojones of John Murtha, to get in the face of the rabid Republicans who suckered us into the Baghdad quagmire from which we now must painfully extricate ourselves. Wish ya luck, Steny!