Professional. Bipartisan. Serious. Mature. Those are four words that you would not ordinarily associate with Washington politics. But guess what? The Republican House and the Democratic president actually came together on an issue.
McKeon is the next chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He doesn't have any military experience and spent the Vietnam era on a Mormon missionary retreat. You can see why he's the perfect man to oversee America's defense budget.
The conservative disdain for the START treaty reveals a mindset stuck somewhere between Bonaparte and Khrushchev: when the world obeyed old white guys drinking scotch and issuing rules from occupied castles.