Wednesday, September 26, 2007

[wryly utilized Doobie Brothers' lyrics]

"Uh, it's hard for us to leave when you're standing there, Mom."
"Push her down, son."

In the latest of a series of exchanges, Waxman, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wrote Rice to urge that she "reconsider the unusual positions you are taking." Congress has a "constitutional prerogative" to look into the issues, he wrote, and she is "wrong to interfere with the Committee's inquiry."
Damn, Henry, you did bust out the white gloves. You devilish scamp!
A separate hearing, on Blackwater, is scheduled for next Tuesday.
I hope they do a stirring rendition of "I can't recall." I just adore that tune.
Calling the department's position "wholly inappropriate," Waxman wrote that "unless the President is prepared to make an assertion of executive privilege over the Blackwater documents, the State Department has no authority to prevent their transmission to Congress."
Terrible play, Henry. Bush hasn't dared to use executive privilege before, but now that you've given him this opening, you'll never get the answers! But at least the lack of cooperation will free up valuable time for us to continue winning hearts and minds.


Tom Harper said...

Waxman is totally in the right. Gappy should quit hassling him and just go back to cuddling with her husband, er, I mean Dumbya.

Randal Graves said...

I feel bad for Henry. So often it seems like he's the only one saying anything, and all the rest of the Dems are twiddling their thumbs, fearful of something or other. I guess having a majority isn't what it used to be.