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Bush Bypasses Senate to Install Official

What they didn't mention in the headline is "Bush Uses National Tragedy to Dodge Scrutiny."

Or "Bush Shows What His True Priorities Are on Return to Washington."

Or "Chris Gets Irrationally Angry at Putz Politician Doing what Politicians Do."

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spccadet
Sep. 1st, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hey Chris - that link only works if you're an LA Time subscriber - who/what was the official installed?
crs
Sep. 1st, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oops, I didn't have to log in because I got the link from google news...

If you google on the headline you'll find it in Google News, where it's on a bunch of different papers, not just the LA Times.

For example, The Washington Post.

Oops.

Bush used a "recess appointment" Wednesday to name Alice S. Fisher to lead the agency's criminal division. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., had blocked the nomination because he wants to talk to an agent who named Fisher in an e-mail about allegedly abusive interrogations at the U.S. military prison camp at Guantanamo.
abce
Sep. 2nd, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
Or "Bush finally gets tired of waiting for putz politician to stop grandstanding."
crs
Sep. 2nd, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
Did I, or did I not, use the word "irrational" in reference to this peeve? :)
crs
Sep. 2nd, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
There is a huge open question lately about the senate's role in approving nominees.

Some seem to think it's a chance to put the spotlight on unsavory elements from nominees' pasts, thus furthering their own political goals of making the party in power lose face.

Some seem to think it's time to line up and rubber-stamp any plausible nominees, putting their trust and faith in the man in power.

Some seem to think it's the time to put the spotlight on unsavory elements from nominees' pasts, in order to make sure that a good person is installed into the position.

So, if you want a person who tortures her prisoners in charge of our domestic law enforcement, then sure, go ahead and rubber stamp the nominee in...
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