Monday, February 7, 2011

Jane Harman: One Less Worry To Worry About

Great news - a California yogi is leaving Congress:
U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Venice), a leading congressional voice on anti-terrorism issues, plans to resign from Congress to head up the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a senior congressional source confirmed Monday, setting up a special election to choose her successor in a coastal district that stretches from Venice into the South Bay.
Now, we're sure, some folks have bought the BS about yoga, and how it's such a calming influence on people, helping them to become "balanced" and better decisions makers. But the real world evidence has always suggested otherwise. From 2009:
Jane Harman is so shrill and angry today.  She sounds like some sort of unhinged leftist blogger.  As The Washington Post's Dana Milbank so insightfully asked this week, what could any Democrat possibly have to be angry about?  After all, they won.
Yea, what? Especially in Harman's case, since she talks to her yoga instructor about national issues and all.

Maybe the truth is what we've been saying all along - that NewAgers and other "self-help" types have problems, which is why they do these things, but treating themselves doesn't help - they need to be under the care of a professional.

And a professional yoga master don't cut it.

Silly us, we'd think anyone elected to public office would know that.