Every so often, a baseball pitcher comes along who is completely in the zone. Throwing heat. Strike after strike after strike. Working his craft. Steve Israel is that pitcher. He’s Don Larsen of the New York Yankees when he pitched a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.
Oh, except we aren’t talking about the World Series. We are talking about being the least effective member of Congress from New York State. Steve Israel is once again shutting out all other members in New York’s Congressional delegation when it comes to the top spot in terms of ineffectiveness. Israel’s “effectiveness score” is a whopping 1%, which is based on the amount of bills he has had passed out of committee since being elected to Congress in 2001.