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.