Tuesday, August 07, 2007

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Wait a minute, no one move… I’ve lost The Weekly Rewind.

Oh well, have a Daily BushWhack:

  • Politics as usual in DC as the House has suspended it’s investigation into William “Cold Hard Cash” Jefferson (D-LA) because they don’t want to, as they say, impede the criminal case against him after his indictment this past summer on 16 corruption charges… (Ethics reform? What’s that?? This is just sad and smacks of partisanship. He was indicted… they found money in his freezer… but you’re gonna cancel your investigation so you don’t mar the criminal case?? If that’s the case, then maybe Jefferson should resign rather than drag the party down to the level of the gop…)
  • And speaking of ethics reform… after 8 months of kicking and screaming bickering, the House and Senate passed ethics rules recently that promise to change how lawmakers raise money, travel and party. But now, they’re having trouble coming up with a way to enforce them… (Well... not suspending investigations would be one way…)
  • The Democratic-controlled House approved legislation written by “President” Bush’s intelligence advisers that enhance their ability to intercept the electronic communications of foreigners without a court order… (and the Constitution sits in the corner and cries…)
  • Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) has introduced 2 censure resolutions in the House, that mirror earlier offerings by Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI). The resolutions condemn the president, vice president and the attorney general for “misconduct regarding our military involvement in Iraq and for their repeated assaults on the rule of law at home.” (All fine and good… but how far can it possible go?)
  • The 2008 Presidential Race continues… I would say more, but whenever I bring it up, I start hearing this incessant droning in my ears…
  • And have we mentioned? That Bush no longer has a willing lapdog in Great Britain? It seems that Prime Minister Gordon Brown is pursuing a tougher line with the U.S. than his predecessor as he has called for the Bush(whacke) Administration to release five British residents held at Guantanamo Bay. (Awwwww… poor Georgie. How long until he takes his proverbial ball and goes home?)

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