May 19, 2004

911 Bloviation

After making my morning coffee I turned on the tele to see if there was any news. No, just live coverage of the 911 Commission holding another hearing. This time with Rudy Giuliani giving testimony.

This commission has got to be the biggest waste of time, money and effort in modern times. It's as if after VE day, while combat still rages in the Pacific, a handful of washed up prohibition-era former politicians were given millions in cash and government resources to interview Admirals and cabinet officers trying to figure out why a warlike enemy conducted a sneak attack on us in an unimaginable way. And beyond that, postured for the press that the attack was not an act of war but was in some way a necessary rebuke for the arrogance and unsustainability of our way of life.

Gag me.

Posted by JohnGalt at May 19, 2004 08:07 AM

It's the new gridlock, never solve a problem that could be used as a political weapon over the other party. Wedge issues are great for getting your guy elected, but the idea was that if you got a big enough majority you could then address the issue the way you wanted. Trouble is, then the wedge issue is gone and can't be used for electing more people. It has become more important to get elected than to do anything once you are in office.

Posted by: Silence Dogood at May 20, 2004 11:07 AM
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