Wednesday, May 02, 2007

More Democratic 'Oversight'

I'm not one given to violence, but I swear I'd really love to bi%&$ these two.
We all know that Madam Speaker didn't find the time to read the Surrender Bill until yesterday. Well, Brad Dayspring over at the RSC points out another example of "DEMOCRATIC OVERSIGHT" in action.

The Speaker later signed the bill, apparently utilizing the next few hours to actually read the bill that she actively promoted and voted for. As astonishing as that may be, later in the day it became ironically clear that the Emergency Supplemental bill wasn’t the only thing that Speaker Pelosi failed to read.

As the Associated Press reported on April 4, the House Armed Services Committee urged Democrat aides to avoid using terms such as “the war on terrorism” and not to use the term “global war on terrorism.”

On April 4, House Armed Services Comm. Chairman Ike Skelton said, “GOP objections to our efforts to clarify legislative language represent the typical Republican leadership attempt to tie together the misadventure in Iraq and the overall war against terrorists. The Iraq war is separate and distinct from the war against terrorists, who have their genesis in Afghanistan and who attacked us on 9/11, and the American people understand this.”

Today, at a press conference today with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (ironically enough), Speaker Pelosi acknowledged the existence of the War on Terror: “I urge the President to sign the Global War on Terror Supplemental so that we can refocus on fighting terrorism.” Guess she missed the memo.

Bwa-hah-hah! (You don't think she's started slithering away from her position on Iraq already, do you? And doesn't Harry Reid look like the talking sheep on that sleeping pill commercial?)