Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Rep. Waxman and Leader Pelosi Introduce Anti-Cronyism Bill

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 -- Rep. Henry A. Waxman and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi introduce the Anti-Cronyism and Public Safety Act, which would prohibit the President from appointing unqualified individuals to critical public safety positions in the government..."

Finally, the Democrats are starting to call for some Bush accountability.
Can you imagine having the need to introduce such a bill?
What an embarrassing time to be an American.

10 comments:

CLD said...

I honestly thought it was an Onion article... it's absolutely hysterical that they have to do that. How much you want to bet that they Repug-majority Congress stuffs it under the rug?

larkohio said...

I am glad that they are doing that. It is about time that the Democrats got some backbone and stopped being afraid of these AWFUL people.

Karen Zipdrive said...

With that criminal bastard Tom DeLay facing felony charges, the wise GOP members will start sacrificing some lambs and making some deals.
They better vote for the anti-crony bill or they'll seem as slimy as that former bug killer DeLay.

A MAJOR GOP PLAYER WENT DOWN TODAY- OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM WORKS!

dusty said...

thank god DeLay was indicted..its about time!!!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Thank God indeed.
DeLay is truly an evil man who deserved to be caught, indicted, tried and, God willing, convicted and sentenced to the max.
Loathesome is too kind a word for him.

in.dog.neato said...

yet another wheel goes a-flyin'

Melanie said...

Republicans and Democrats ... Both sides have plenty of crooked people. And regarding the cronyism appointments and favors, it happens ALL the time. The proposed bill prevents the Pres. from appointing "unqualified" individuals. And who is going to decide how to define "unqualified?" Nice in theory. Not too practical.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Melanie said: "And who is going to decide how to define "unqualified?" Nice in theory. Not too practical."

Uhh, there's this thing called a "resume," which is followed by a thing called "reference checking" that actually offers a fairly non-theoretical, highly practical way to discern whether someone like Brownie is a fucking, unqualified imbecile with good political connections.

And you do the Republicans a disservice by comparing their incomparable crookedness to the Democrats.
The GOP has elevated crookedness to an artform.

JimBob said...

Karen, I'd use the term "science" as opposed to artform, but I agree...

I tend to agree with Melanie, too. An anti-cronyism law is probably as enforcable as an ethics law.

And just what does that say about our country when we actually need to pass an ethics law for our government???

Am I rambling? It's hard to tell before my first cup of coffee...

Karen Zipdrive said...

Anti Crony law:

On application:
List anyone you know or anyone they know who has ties to incumbent legislators.
If you lie, the penalty is death.