First Pombo, Now Doolittle. (Yes!)



Good news for environmentalists and good-government types everywhere. Republican Congressman John Doolittle, who represents Sacramento and other godforsaken parts of Central California, has announced that he will not seek re-election, the Sacramento Bee reports. Doolittle got himself into trouble in the past few years due to the close relationship that he and his wife had with disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He barely managed to get re-elected in a district considered to be the safest of GOP safe seats. Every Republican within 100 miles of Sacramento is now slathering over the prospects of replacing him. —