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And one more thing. Some have argued that this move is somehow Elizabeth Warren-like. I can't see how that's the case. Of course Warren has (correctly) been willing to work with Republican Senators when they can find common ground. That is what any sensible politician does. But voting to elevate someone to a position of power with whom you are rarely likely to agree on the merits of controversial issues is a far cry from working together on those unusual occasions when your interests align. If anyone's got an example of Warren doing something like that, I'd love to hear it.
Michelle Wu has gone way out on a limb with this, perhaps her most visible move so far as Councillor-Elect. To judge from the comments both here at BMG and on her Facebook page, she has pissed off a lot of her supporters in doing so. I hope she knows what she's doing. Eleven-dimensional chess is a tricky game. - promoted by david