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Monday, August 08, 2005

Congressional Oversight The GOP Way

They do nothing to investigate the politically motivated leak of the identity of a CIA agent trying to protect us from weapons of mass destruction.

They cancel ridiculously delayed plans to investigate whether the Administration manipulated intelligence to drag the nation to war.

They pass "emergency" supplemental after "emergency" supplemental to fund the war, even though everyone knows the war will be funded.

They apparently refuse to investigate whether John Bolton willfully perjured himself on his Senate questionnaire before his testimony to become UN Ambassador.

They do nothing when the Administration uses public funds to propagandize.

They do nothing when a man posing as a Secret Service agent expels three law-abiding people from a Presidential event paid for with public funds, simply because of the text of a bumper sticker the people have.

They do precious little (though, thanks to McCain, Warner, and Graham, at least not nothing) to stop the policy of torture and abuse of prisoners.

They do nothing to stop trains full of deadly chemicals from travelling right through the nation's capital (chemical and rail companies wouldn't like that), even as the Administration ignores the problem.

They do nothing while the FDA politicizes the approval of the morning-after pill.

They do nothing pretty much most of the time when it comes to oversight of this Administration's miserable, deceitful and dangerous policies.

But baseball, well that's something these fools think deserves their oversight:
A member of the House committee that held hearings on steroid use in March says Congress may feel compelled to get involved in testing major league players for banned substances.

"At this point I think [the chances are] getting better and better because of baseball's inability to police their own players," Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., said Saturday on the ESPN program "Outside the Lines."

Has a more ridiculously incompetent group of people ever run this great country of ours?

3 Comments:

Blogger cornhuskerblogger said...

i only wish that final quote said this instead:
"At this point I think [the chances are] getting better and better because of CONGRESS'S inability to police their own players," Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., said Saturday on the ESPN program "Outside the Lines."

8/08/2005 12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congress wants to hid the fact that they all saw the same intelligence and played with it even John war-criminal Kerry

8/11/2005 12:46 PM  
Anonymous opit said...

When the thrust has been to protect big business at the expense of individuals (military enlistees, union members, retirees, etc.) I think I know this tune.

8/15/2005 2:52 PM  

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