Friday, March 09, 2007

Government by subpoena

Back in the fall, when Repubs were fearful (with good reason, as it turned out) of losing control of Congress, they tried to frighten voters by saying that the Democrats would govern by subpoena. The Democratic leadership denied any intention to do so, and the first couple of months of the new Congress pretty much bore them out.

However, with the scandal over conditions at Walter Reed and other military hospitals (wait for more on the Veterans Administration hospitals to hit the media soon), and revelations over the politically-motivated firings of US Attorneys--particularly now that Repub senators and congresspeople are being drawn into the mess--it's impossible for a responsible congressional leadership not to conduct multiple investigations.

How many other scandals are just waiting to break?

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