BECAUSE IT’S ALL ABOUT BRINGING FRESH FACES AND INTEGRITY to the Democratic Party: “Netroots support for Rep. John Murtha (PA) over Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD) for majority leader continues to solidify and strengthen.”

Thank goodness the netroots are bringing in fresh blood, fresh faces, and new ideas. Otherwise we’d be stuck with a bunch of tired old Congressional hacks running things!

Meanwhile, Mickey Kaus parses Murtha’s Macacaesque effort to recast the meaning of the word “crap,” which is hindered by the fact that, unlike “Macaca,” the word “crap” has a clear meaning already. Yet the NYT hasn’t noticed.

UPDATE: Related thoughts from G.M. Roper.

ANOTHER UPDATE: “The new Congress’s ‘botched joke?'”