Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Priorities of the "Most Ethical Congress in History"

Those were the words of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once upon a time. Meanwhile, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY) has been "admonished" by the House for accepting corporate-paid trips to the Caribbean, while on the Senate side, Pat Leahy's (D-VT)priority is putting ex-Justice Department lawyer John Yoo in jail for writing memos outlining which harsh interrogation techniques against terrorists were permissible.

In the case of Rangel (he's the guy who basically oversees our tax tax for all you US-Santa Cruz Community Studies majors), he is claiming that he never saw memos that his aides wrote to him warning about the fact that corporations were paying for his travel to the Caribbean (where he owns a secret little hide-a-away in the Dominican Republic-but that's another story). In fact, he even fired one of the aides, but he, on the other hand, refuses to step down from his post.

"Are we there yet? Where am I? How did I get here? What memos?"

Meanwhile, Pelosi, when asked about all this, says, "We'll just have to wait and see what happens."

"I don't think that's funny."

Then there is that horse's ass in the Senate, Pat Leahy.

Leahy is the pinhead on the right.

His current Republican target is John Yoo. According to Leahy, the man who wrote a legal opinion of harsh interrogation techniques in the interest of stopping any further 9-11s must be put away. That's Leahy's warped view of wrong-doing. Then it will be the CIA agents who applied the techniques and conducted the questioning. If Leahy's dream comes true, he can work this all the way to George W Bush and Dick Cheney. Never mind why they authorized it. What the Hell is a few more thousand American lives against the "rights" of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?

Just another day in the "most honest and ethical Congress" in history.

"I don't think that's funny."

No? How about this?

"Now that's funny."

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