The Less-than-a-Month Congresswoman

The Washington Post has a weird, kind of sad, kind of funny article about Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, the woman who won the special election to finish Tom DeLay’s term in office. In January, she will be replaced by Democrat Nick Lampson, who won the non-special election to take DeLay’s seat in the next Congress. (Sekula-Gibbs was a write-in candidate for that race.) While it seems silly that she is taking her short tenure so seriously, I’m betting she wants to make a good impression, so she can win back the seat in two years.

“I’m working hard to accomplish the things I’m working for,” she said yesterday. “For tax cuts. For immigration reform. To make sure we have a good solution for the war in Iraq.”

All that? In a few weeks?

“If there’s a way to do it, I’ll do it,” she said, smiling beneath her bright blond hair. “I’ll deal with the leadership to get as much done as possible.”

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