Marginal Footnotes

Debate on Iraq
April 27, 2006, 8:13 pm
Filed under: Politics, Uncategorized

The Hill's Alexander Bolton is reporting that House Majority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) is calling for a 'full and lengthy floor debate on the Iraq war'.  Seventeen hours, even. Well!  That's very inspiring but one has to wonder if the moment has passed.  I suppose there's always time for pretending to do the nation's business, which may or may not included oversight of the executive branch and its ingenious policy decisions.

Or not.  Apparently Congress will 'debate a resolution produced by the Republican-controlled House International Relations Committee'.  The committee staff responsible for drafting such a resolution know nothing of it, which suggests the level of seriousness which Boeher is attaching to this proposal. 

But really, the choice quote in Bolton's peice is from Steve Buyer, a Republican from Indiana: 'The House floor is reserved for productivity'.  What a kidder! 

God Bless America, and the black farce which is the running of our government. 


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