Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Rockefeller spine transplant successful!

via Steve Clemons @ The Washington Note:

Senator Jay Rockefeller, best known for his award winning performance as a fig leaf to Pat Roberts, finally stands up and says something:
"At its core, this is about accountability -- Congressional accountability and White House accountability.
"Congress has a fundamental, constitutional responsibility to conduct oversight -- that's what checks and balances are all about – and we have utterly failed.

"My colleagues and I have tried for two years to do our oversight work, and for two years we have been undermined, avoided, put off, and vilified by the other side. Any line of questioning that has brought us too close to the White House has been thwarted.

"At some point the majority needs to understand that we are willing to bring the Senate to a halt until they will join us in conducting the kind of investigation this situation demands."



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