I have to admit - I was never that impressed with John Cornyn during his stint as Texas Attorney General. When Phil Gramm retired and Cornyn ran to replace him, I voted for him, but not with enthusiasm.
Boy, was I wrong.
Cornyn has quickly risen in the ranks in the Senate, has become a force for good on the Judiciary Committee, and now, as we've seen over the last month or so, has really taken the lead on working to defeat this shamnesty immigration reform bill. Kay Bailey hasn't really made much of an impact in Washington that I can tell, but Cornyn has quickly become one of my favorites.