Sunday, January 14, 2007

he vowed to investigate the catastrophe that was katrina

now, he ain't doin' a thing on that subject. it's like he never said it and katrina never happened. i cannot believe he was elected. i also cannot believe we are ALL (of course some of us are) not raising our voices and letting da liebs know we are NOT happy with this performance
hey liebs I'M NOT HAPPY WITH YOUR PERFORMANCE

Lieberman has the Dems by the cojones

By Evan DerkaczPosted on January 12, 2007, Printed on January 13, 2007http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/evan/46645/
This guest post was written by Barbara O'Brien of Mahablog.
Let's face it -- Senator Joe Lieberman has the Dems by the cojones. As long as he caucuses with the Dems, they keep their one-seat Senate majority. And to keep him happy, Joe gets to be chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. But his increasing coziness with the Republicans and the Bush Administration must have some Dems wondering if Joe's so-called loyalty is worth it.
Lieberman's support for Bush's troop escalation in Iraq has made him the President's favorite Democratic butt cover. And a couple of news items today make me wonder how cozy Joe is getting with the security industry.
Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball of Newsweek write that Senator Joe Lieberman has "quietly" decided to give President Bush a pass on Katrina...
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the only Democrat to endorse President Bush's new plan for Iraq, has quietly backed away from his pre-election demands that the White House turn over potentially embarrassing documents relating to its handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans. …
… Last year, when he was running for re-election in Connecticut, Lieberman was a vocal critic of the administration's handling of Katrina. He was especially dismayed by its failure to turn over key records that could have shed light on internal White House deliberations about the hurricane, including those involving President Bush.
Asserting that there were "too many important questions that cannot be answered," Lieberman and other committee Democrats complained in a statement last year that the panel "did not receive information or documents showing what actually was going on in the White House." …......


6 comments:

Steve Boese said...

I'm pretty new to Connecticut (moved in August). After living in Washington DC for 2-1/2 years, there's some comfort in at least feeling represented.

But seeing Joe in action is disheartening. His ego was too big to accept the will of his party in August, and then too big to return to the Senate humbly in order to inspire confidence in his commitment to Democratic principles. Now he is all too happy to rub it in the people's faces that it's his ball to run with for the next 6 years, and to hell with what he told his constituents he was about.

Slow-dancing with Dubya, all up-close and personal, serves his purposes and preserves his power. It lets him lord it over his fellow Democrats that he's a free agent and could bolt at any time.

2008 can't come quickly enough for me. Republicans will continue to mangle the war between now and then, more Senate seats will go blue, and Holy Joe will be left wondering why his Democratic colleagues have grown openly weary of him.

a rose is a rose said...

wow steve, you keep odd hours too i see

and you are very new to our fair state

i think some of our reps are grand (dodd for example. i don't agree with him on EVERYTHING mind you, but i do think he's sincere AND every time i have written him he has answered me UNLIKE any other rep i've written to from this state)and some are id-jits (da liebs and shays for example)

i can only hope we are not all stepforidzed by 2008 and we all vote with not only our hearts but our minds AND our souls.

whether one agrees with king george's policy on the middle east or not, one surely has to see he has spit upon not only our constitution but our liberties and our freedoms

Steve said...

Yup... the roommates are gone for the weekend, so I was sorting boxes of stuff by spreading crap everywhere.

Actually, you've met one (both?) of the roommies... I just moved in 2 weeks ago.

a rose is a rose said...

i've met both and i loved them! so, we're neighbors............

i live just a stones throw away

Steve Boese said...

Sweet!

a rose is a rose said...

yes i love it here. it's a slower pace and perhaps we're starved artistically BUT if you look hard enough.............