Meet the next FCC chairwoman

Becky Klein is getting all the money she needs to run for what is going to be a futile run for Congress, and most of it is coming from large phone and energy companies. Why is she getting all this money? Because according to The New York Times, if President Bush wins the reelection come November, she is likely to replace Michael Powell as the next FCC head honcho. And somehow that doesn’t work out, then she will be named the chief of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in case there is a vacancy. (Well if you have friends in high places, people can mysteriously resign from their posts!) Gene Kimmelman, a former Democratic Senate aide who is now a senior director at Consumers Union, told the Times: “Clearly, the companies are investing in the future. This is an interesting story about how Washington works.” Amen!