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Saturday, November 11

I Like Ike

The LA Times reports that Rep Ike Skelton who will be chairman of the Armed Services Committee in the Democratic-led House plans to resurrect the subcommittee on oversight and investigations. Oversight ended when the Republicans took over in '94. It will be coming back with a vengeance. You would think that middle class Republicans or any Republicans for that matter would have supported oversight on Pentagon spending, wouldn't you? I mean, they don't like paying taxes... but where did they think the money for all the wasteful spending was coming from? Pissing money away is hardly a conservative value. Unless you're a corporation with a government contract, it hardly makes sense to be a Republican.

In defense of all the planned investigations by the newly led House by Democrats, the LA Times reminds us that Republicans investigated steroid use by baseball players and investigated oil industry profits. Oh my yes. How useful those investigations were. They made the baseball players swear in, but not the oil industry thiefs as I recall. And the LA Times predicts that the Dems will do more investigating than legislating. I wouldn't worry about it. I think there has been enough fucking legislating in the past 6 years and not enough investigating. Let's have at it.

You would think that the news media would enjoy investigations. Don't they exist for dishing the dirt?

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