In discussing what it means for the Dems to retake the Congress this November, the most important must be the resumption of Congress' oversight responsibilities. Rep. Henry Waxman had this to say that I think is just about perfect (from Newsweek via Daily Kos):
When the Clinton administration was in office, there was no accusation too small for the Republicans to rush out the subpoenas," Waxman says. "When Bush became
president, there wasn't a scandal big enough for them to ignore."
Two sentences is all it took to perfectly encapsulate the Republican Congress over the last twelve years. In a little over two months, Washington D.C. is going to look like a very different place.