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Jim Moran

Rep. Moran can't retire fast enough [Letter]

When U.S. Rep. James Moran Jr., a Virginia Democrat, announced in January that he would not seek re-election to Congress, I (along with every other sensible Democrat) breathed a sigh of relief.

Only a podiatrist or a contortionist could admire Mr. Moran. A podiatrist because Mr. Moran's feet must be perpetually clean and a contortionist because the cleansing is the result of the congressman routinely inserting his feet into his mouth.

I should have known that Mr. Moran could not simply and gracefully depart the public limelight without saying something so insensitive it would serve to bolster his reputation as one of the most embarrassing members of Congress over the last...