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Monday, March 21, 2005

A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. AND POLITICS.
What issue could possibly be important enough to bring Congress back to DC in the middle of its precious Easter vacation? What is it that could tear the President away from some good 'ol executive brush clearing and cause him to hop Air Force One back to the White House in the middle of the night? War? An attack? Another tsunami maybe? Nawwww, the Republican leadership doesn't move that swiftly for petty issues such as these, no way. But stop giving one terminally comatose Floridian her protein and they'll race back to the Hill faster than their constituents can open a bible.

Seriously, I have to call 'shenanigans' on this whole thing. This isn't about Terri Schiavo's life, it's about politics. And it's disgusting. What happened to the GOP that stood for government staying out of people's personal lives? The new GOP wants to tell us what we can watch on TV, who we can marry and how to care for our loved ones. And who the hell is Tom Delay to preach to us about ethics and moral clarity?? This fucker is the poster boy for crooked politics. Give me a break. And Bush? Well, he's apparently gone through some sort of metamorphosis since he signed this Texas bill only a few short years ago. Shenanigans!

It is nothing short of an outrage that we have to stomp our feet and yell at the top of our lungs just to get this administration and congress to open an investigation into the 9/11 attacks, yet they'll take time out of their vacation to debate a singular, symbolic issue in order to appease their evangelical base. Don't they have anything better to do? I don't know, maybe they could spend some time trying to figure out a way to bring our troops home, or perhaps they could take a moment to try and solve our record deficit? Call me crazy, but it seems that maybe homeland security is an issue that deserves a little attention as well. Maybe they could start by coming up with a solution to make sure terrorists don't buy guns, or join the CIA. Just a suggestion. Maybe they could take a minute to work on closing some of the gaps in our air safety. Maybe they could at least pretend to care about the massive security holes in the nation's rail system. Or hey, just for shits and giggles, maybe they could look into fixing our crumbling infrastructure?

MORE
Kos: Follow all the Schiavo Shenanigans
Digby:
Hypocrisy All Around
O.Willis: LiveBlogging the Hearings
This calls for a Blogswarm!
Tom Delay and Ethics? Not so familiar with one another.


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