Very well written too, this one took me a while to read (b/c whenever I see a link I am forced to click on it and read whatever comes up for unknown reasons), but that's what I like too, all your points are backed up.
Wish I could be up there, but alas I cannot, but if anyone else can make the drive, please do so.
Andy is a lawyer, and a danm good one, he beat Ken Star in the 90's in a case, when Democrats were running scarred (and incidently when Lieberman was bashing Clinton).
In his press release before this one, Andy was setting the expectations for a criminal investigation,
"I want to be careful not to comment too closely on what is likely to trigger a criminal investigation into Congressman Davis' activities," said Hurst. "But this is exactly the type of thing that got me involved in this race. Congress is corrupt and we need real reform to change it."
Hey, I'll the second to call for a criminal investigation. Hopefully, Andy will show up with reams of evidence of corruption (one can dream right?)
If your wondering what this is all about and didn't check up on MyDD over the weekend, here is my diary that was on the rec list all weekend and details how we got here.
After reading this post, but before I read the comments, I wanted to write a comment about this whole movement thing.
I think it is a great thing that this is a movement, and you, Matt, Kos, and all the other national bloggers have done a fantastic job at making this a fight for the heart of the Democratic party.
But I was in Texas for the final week and a half of the Ciro race (conveniently concurent with my spring break), and we lost that race because we forgot that only the voters of TX-28 had the final say on that race. We lost because the Ciro race had no ground game to speak of. If what Maura is saying is true (and I have to assume that it is), then this scares the hell out of me. Races are won on the ground. I compare it to a military battle, look what happened in Iraq, no matter how good the air war (blogs, media) is at "shocking and aweing", we never had a shot at winning without initial boots on the ground (voters, volunteers).
The country is watching us once again, let's hope this turns out well.