Friday, May 26, 2006

More lies from the usual stooges.

A meeting of the House Intelligence Committee (an oxymoron?) elicited the usual lies and bullying as the GOP passed much gas about locking up journalists.
"The press is not above the law, including laws regarding unauthorized disclosure and use of classified information," said Representative Peter Hoekstra, the Michigan Republican who heads the committee.
Don't they know only Our Dear Embattled Leader is above the law?
"I believe the attorney general and the president should use all of the power of existing law to bring criminal charges," said Representative Rick Renzi, Republican of Arizona.
Yeah! Give 'em a taste of Renzi's Law.

The article ends with one strange quote that I thought I would never hear from a Republican.
Representative Mike Rogers, Republican of Michigan, said The Times and other news organizations should not be allowed to decide for themselves what classified information may be published.

"Why should a for-profit corporation be the sole arbiter of what is or is not in the public interest?" Mr. Rogers asked.
Good question. Has anybody asked Exxon or Halliburton?

Yes this is the same Mike Rogers who:

Voted against cracking down on the oil and gas industries price gouging.
Voted for the GOP energy bill that gave billions to oil, gas and nuclear industries.
Big oil and gas industries have given $153,750. Any surprise?
Big drug interests have given $94,110.
Voted for the GOP Medicare Prescription Drug Bill that will give billions to businesses and the health care industry, while forcing seniors to accept annual increases in premiums and deductibles and a growing gap in coverage for the prescription drugs they buy.
Voted against allowing millions of Americans to save their hard-earned dollars on prescription drugs by re-importing them from Canada, even though these were U.S. made and patient safety was ensured.

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