Is it just me or are these guys out of the same pod? I read a report this morning that Jim Webb put aside the democratic parties prepared speech he was to use as the democratic response to President Bush’s State of the Union address, and used his own. For a brand new freshmen senator this shows courage and a lot of independence. He reminds me so far of the republican John McCain, a man who, when he is not running for president, suffers fools badly. I’d like to be an invisible presence in the room when these two have a personal conversation.