The Kooch has screwed us again.
I rather enjoyed Glenn Beck’s take: that he was bribed with a chance to see the Area 51 alien corpses. Though I suspect that the actual truth is that The Won laid the strategy out for him, he saw he could get what he wants sooner than later (esp. given that it will be a Republican house next year), and like any other good Marxist, he chose expedience over principle. Attempts to paint Kucinich as some kind of Ron Paul of the Left have always mystified me; he’s not nearly as consistent a statist as Paul is an anti-statist. I’m happy enough when he’s on “our” side (even if he’s right for the wrong reasons) but I have never seen anything that would exempt him from a hypothetical future duty as a lamppost ornament.