Marc Ambinder makes an insightful point about the rising stock of Californians in Congress:
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker.
George Miller, overseeing education policy.
And now Henry Waxman, who officially ousted John Dingell today, will be a co-architect of the nation’s health care and energy/climate change policies.
It’s worth noting that this trend probably reviles conservatives the same way that the preponderance of Texans in the Bush Administration rankled Democrats.