[I'm just a bit uncomfortable with the images brought to mind by 'shower curtain': naked flabby people vaguely visible thru translucent shower curtain... Perhaps Gov. Rendell had in mind the character Jean Lundegaard from the Coen Bros. movie, Fargo.]
Full disclosure: I've enjoyed Gov. Rendell's appearances on Rachel's show, and have often wished that more national Dems were as forthright.
Update: here's a timely exemplar of Dems 'cowering', from AmericaBlog-
Dem. Sen. Carper: Dems should drop areas of disagreement from Wall St. reform billOh, yes, please: give away everything BEFORE negotiations begin... then give away more later.
...Democrats should drop areas of disagreement with Republicans from their Wall Street reform bill in order to move forward, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) suggested Wednesday.
And how many GOP votes will this tactic buy???