Back in April, when asked about her position on Social Security privatization, West Virginia Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R) told Knight-Ridder news service, "I'm glad I'm undecided. I don't want to react to something that's never going to come down the pike."
She seems ready to make a similar profile in courage on the president's Gulf Coast Wage Cut.
This morning one of our readers gave us the heads up that Capito's office was telling callers that she doesn't have a position on the Wage Cut but is "open to listening." One reader was told that it was okay to temporarily roll back wages since this would spur business to invest in rebuilding. I'm not sure whether that makes much sense since what we're talking about is rebuilding by federal contractors -- though I suppose you could argue that there'd be a ripple effect out into private sector efforts.
In any case, TPM just put in a call to Capito's office in Washington, DC. And sure enough, she's a finger in the wind. A Capito representative told us that Rep. Capito has "not taken a position [on the Wage Cut] but is in the process of formulating one."
Is your Rep. gettin' wiggly on the Wage Cut too? Let us know.