Thursday, November 20, 2008

Decision to oust Dingell must be right, cause Republican Boehner is pissed

A good sign:
House Republican Leader John A. Boehner didn't have a vote in the contentious race for chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, but that didn't stop him from leveling a pretty harsh assessment of the result.

"This decision sends a troubling signal from a Majority that has promised to govern from the center," Boehner said in a statement from his office.

"They moved away from Chairman [John] Dingell [D-Mich.] because he is committed to approaching energy and environmental issues in a manner that protects American jobs," Boehner continued. "It is a disturbing sign that the leaders of the next Congress will be making decisions based not on what is best for the country, but for well-funded special interests whose priorities are far different from those of the vast majority of Americans."

Mr. Boehner, if we kill the planet, what is the fucking point of someone keeping their job? You had 8 years on the bully pulpit to fix it all up. Too late to stroke the shaft of the free market on this one.


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