After hearing Virginia Rep. James P. Moran's comments last week that congressmen are underpaid, we felt he was either very brave or just plain foolish.
Certainly his timing could have been better. The comments came just a few days after the latest Gallup poll showed that approval ratings for congress had tanked to 13 percent, not far from the all-time low of nine percent set last November.
But the Virginia Democrat really had nothing to lose with his statements. After 12 terms, he's calling it quits so he isn't facing a re-election fight like many colleagues this year.