It's clear Warren came to Washington to do The People's Business, to be a constant critic of a financial industry run amok and to continue her fierce advocacy for those run over by financial malfeasance and sheer greed. I look forward to more of her thoughtful and incisive questions to bankers and industry types, who seemed to have forgotten how to answer an honest question with an honest answer.
It's also clear that Cruz has some business to conduct, the cynical single minded business of making a name for himself while smearing the honorable reputation of a wounded and decorated war veteran and fellow Republican with a speculative, McCarthyesque smear that raised more than a few eyebrows. Even John McCain, who these days rarely sees the forest through his bitter trees, felt compelled to draw the line and rebuke the freshman Cruz.
Tea Baggers West, Walsh, Akin and Murdoch were summarily rejected by the electorate, Bachman barely won back her seat. Apparently Cruz has yet to recieve the memo that hate filled, uncivil behavior and rhetoric doesn't sell as it did just a few years ago and behind the scenes even fellow Republicans are complaining about his take no prisoners, abrasive style.
We are our choices and rarely do we get a second chance to make a good impression. After listening and seeing these two freshman Senators make their debut albeit in this admittedly small sample size, my impression is that both of them will certainly make their share of headlines in the coming years.
Warren will provide leadership, legislation and quotes that Democrats and all fairminded people will appreciate and come to expect, while Cruz will continue to offer up smears and stupidity the Republicans will come to regret.