Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday ‘BushWhack’ing

  • The House and Senate passed an Iraq War funding bill that is sans timelines. (What else can be said? We needed to fund our troops… but the Dems backed down. The measure of how they do now lies with this question; Will they bring the fight back or will they disappear? Stay tuned…)
  • The House also passed an Ethics reform bill that would penalize lawmakers who receive a wide range of favors from special interests, would require lobbyists to disclose the campaign contributions they collect and deliver to lawmakers and allow for more-frequent reporting of what lobbyists had paid. (This is a good bill… not a great bill, but a good one – and it should be interesting to see what happens next…)
  • In what can only be described as the pot calling the kettle black; “President” Bush argued that Congress’ investigation into AttorneyGate is being done for “political reasons.” (Well duh… welcome to planet Earth George, of course it’s being done for political reasons… much like the firings of the attorneys to begin with…)
  • The Immigration debate is still raging

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