Tuesday, April 10, 2007

RAW News

Oh, this is rich; a Republican lawmaker who had no problem issuing numerous subpoenas against then-president Bill Clinton and members of his administration is calling Democrats "subpoena-happy." Representative Dan Burton of Indiana once chaired the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and had the unmitigated gall to warn Democrats -- who now control both chambers of Congress -- not to "abuse" their authority. I guess Burton would know all about abusing authority, wouldn't he?

Meanwhile, Senator Russ Feingold seems to have found his balls and is using them to introduce legislation that would cut off funding for the Iraq war, in anticipation of the Shrub's veto of already-passed legislation containing tepid benchmarks and vague timetables that will allow the dictator to continue the war until the (supposed) end of his term. Which is great, except Carl Levin, a pro-Iraq war Democrat, appears ready to do everything in his power to continue war funding. But really, given the stalemate over the war budget, the clock is running out and it is only a matter of time before either Congress or the White House blinks.

John Conyers has apparently run out of patience with the Bush Injustice Department, issuing subpoenas relating to the U.S. Attorney scandal. That's great, Mr. Conyers, but you know as well as I do that the only way to show you mean business is to have Articles of Impeachment ready. But you are too big a coward to do that, so don't expect to accomplish much of anything.

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