Friday, February 27

And Then Ya See, The Crack Wears Off And They Have To Face The Truth...

Flashback - My take on Dennis Hastert enforcing a 9-11 inquiry 5/27 deadline:

I get ripped occasionally for referring to Bush and his Washington servants as "crackheads" and I probably deserve the criticism. It's not a very nice thing to say and I have no proof that any of them are still smoking crack or doing blow.

However, when I see this kind of transparent panicky behavior which is obviously aimed at covering up any possible wrongdoing, I really, really have to restrain myself. These are classic cokehead symptoms.
Well...guess what happened today?

9/11 Panel Gets Green Light

An intense congressional political battle came to an end on Friday when House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to give the independent panel investigating the Sept. 11 attacks an extra two months to finish its report.

Hastert, R-Ill., in a letter to the two chairmen of the commission, former New Jersey Republican Gov. Thomas H. Kean and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., acknowledged that he had been “reluctant to support this extension” because of the need for Congress to move quickly on the findings of the report.

President Bush supports the extension and the Senate earlier Friday passed on a voice vote a Senate Intelligence Committee bill including the two-month extension.

However, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., who have led efforts to prolong the life of the commission, have demanded a guarantee that the House would act by next week on that Senate bill.

Hastert and other GOP House leaders had balked at granting the panel additional time.