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June 13, 2009

John Dingell

I had a call today from an old friend and neighbor, Democratic U.S. Representative, John Dingell, the Dean of the House of Representatives.

John called to thank me for my recent post on his run in with Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and Democrat Henry Waxman from California.

John said that he was amazed that I remembered that Pelosi had traveled to Michigan to campaign for Lynn Rivers, a Democrat from Ann Arbor, who was running against John for his seat in the last election. Also he said that he wanted to know how I knew about Henry Waxman and the ongoing feud Waxman had had with John over John’s putting Waxman on committees in congress that he wasn’t to happy with. Any how, the battle goes on. I reminded John that I had worked as the company Democrat in Washington DC for many years and know well how politics are played.

John Dingell is a moderate Democrat and one of the most thoughtful and fairest minded congressmen that I have ever known. I have supported him and voted for him ever since he ran for his father’s seat years and years ago.

It was good hearing from an old friend John Dingell.

russ gibb