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Totally stolen...

...and still telling.

They put an Arabian Horse Judge in charge of disaster management.
They put oil company lobbyists in charge of our energy policy.
They put Dubai in charge of our port security.
And they put a child predator in charge of the Committee for Missing and Exploited Children.
Who will you put in charge in November?

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darrelx
Oct. 5th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
They put oil company lobbyists in charge of our energy policy.
And they did a pretty good job, since they know the business better than anyone. Imagine how bad our prices would be right now if some vegan tree-hugger was in charge of energy? (and extreme example, and sorry if I offended any vegans and/or tree-huggers by that comment, but who would *you* suggest hold that position? Someone not informed about the energy business?)

They put Dubai in charge of our port security.
No they didn't. A British company that was already in charge of Port Operations (not Port Security, Port Operations!) sold themselves to a Dubai company. Virtually no changes in how the port was to be run would have taken place, since existing employees were simply moving over to the other company, and absolutely NO changes to how U.S. Customs would have operated Port Security would have been made... so the current administration Ok'd the deal. Only after the public outcry became too excessive, Bush caved in and prohibited the deal. Our relations with Dubai were seriously hurt by that.

And they put a child predator in charge of the Committee for Missing and Exploited Children.
You make it sound like *they* knew about this before Foley was placed on that committee... Oh, I know that's the implication and the popular leftist spin, so it *must* be true. Never mind what the democrats knew about the same time the republicans did. Never mind that the story was sat on for SEVERAL MONTHS by ABC until it could be sprung as this year's "October Surprise"... none of that matters because it doesn't make republicans look bad.

Foley is the bad guy... Foley needs to pay for the crime. This isn't a partisan issue.
bovil
Oct. 5th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
Never mind that the story was sat on for SEVERAL MONTHS by ABC until it could be sprung as this year's "October Surprise"... none of that matters because it doesn't make republicans look bad.

Yeah, great job spinning the bullshit.

Also enjoying this little love-seat that was the leak since some time last year were FOX News, the St. Petersburg Times and the Miami Herald. Back in July, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington turned over transcripts that were leaked to them to the FBI.

Of course, from the inside, Kirk Fordham (former Foley cheif-of-staff and until a day or two ago Reynolds cheif-of-staff) reports that he spoke with Hastert about Foley's "indescretions" as early as 2003. Reynolds, Boehner and Rep Rodney Alexander (R-LA) all report that they spoke with Hastert about this last fall.

You can call it an "October Surprise." I call it (although I disagree, and think it should have been broken when it happened) giving the authorities time to deal with it first.
darrelx
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah, great job spinning the bullshit

Specifically, what part of my reply was spin and/or bullshit?

bovil
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
none of that matters because it doesn't make republicans look bad.

It's a vast left-wing conspiracy, I tell you!

Sound familiar?
duae
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
They put oil company lobbyists in charge of our energy policy.
And they did a pretty good job, since they know the business better than anyone.


And who says all energy is oil-based? Just because I breed bettas desn't mean I know a thing about ocean management.
darrelx
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
So who would you put there?
duae
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
Someone with a good solid education in energy management, who has worked with different companies, without ties to any one company.

Would you want someone on a nuclear energy payroll who might make policies that only benefited nuclear power plants?
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