The Revolving Door, in Two Quotes

The Revolving Door, in Two Quotes

The Revolving Door, in Two Quotes

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Aug. 14 2012 1:52 PM

The Revolving Door, in Two Quotes

Rep. Dennis Cardoza, announcing his resignation from Congress today:

In light of the fact that nothing is going to happen for the rest of the year, and in light of the fact that (my wife) and I are facing increasing parenting challenges, this seemed the right time to make this move.
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Rep. Dennis Cardona, announcing his new job at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP, a law firm that promises to help clients "navigate the maze of law and regulation that govern nearly every commercial activity":

The Manatt connection to government is well known. And the firm’s high-level advocacy, eminent reputation and strategic client counseling make this transition into the private sector an exciting one.

Cardoza, semi-famously, was one of the Blue Dog Democrats most likely to tell a reporter (sotto voce) that Barack Obama was screwing everything up. You kind of wish he'd apply the same straight talk to a statement over why he's actually quitting...

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.