Tuesday, November 11, 2003

White House decrees that it will answer no more questions from Democrats 

According to Dana Millbank in last Friday's Washington Post, King George's director of the White House Office of Administration, Timothy A. Campen, sent an email to the majority and minority staffs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees that all embarrassing questions from Democrats, regarding what the Bushies are doing with the people's money, will henceforth be submitted to the committee chairmen -- all Republicans, of course -- who then can decide whether to submit them in writing from the committee(s) or file them in the trash.

Millbank said the wording of Campen's email suggested "the policy may extend to other inquiries about the functioning of the Executive Office of the President, but the immediate targets were the spending committees."

Thomas Mann, a Brooking Institution government scholar, told Millbank that while this latest tactic (can you say flipping the bird?) to hide the Bushies' evil doings "violates long-standing norms," there is nothing the Democrats can do about it except "carp."

Impeachment, anyone? How much more of the lies, the 9/11s, the bogus war on terrorism, the illegal invasions that are killing our troops and innocent civilians is Congress going to take? Surely there must be some sane Republicans on the Hill and some Democrats who can find their spines.

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