Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Politics: Can I Have Some More Please?

...And, sadly, the attitude of too many of my colleagues across the aisle is: our President wrong, wrong, or wrong. They defend him. They protect him. And they allow his top administration officials to get away with lying. Lying to Congress, lying to our committees, and lying to the American people. It's wrong. It's immoral. It's un-American. And it has to stop.

It stops by not promoting top administration officials who engage in the practice, who have been instrumental in deceiving congress and the American people, and regrettably that includes Dr. Rice.

[...] I don't like to impugn anyone's integrity, but I really don't like being lied to repeatedly, flagrantly, intentionally. It's wrong. It's undemocratic, it's un-American, and it's dangerous. It is very, very dangerous. And it is occurring far too frequently in this administration. And this Congress, this Senate must demand that it stop now.

That's Sen. Mark Dayton (D-MN) in his floor statement opposing Rice's confirmation. Can I get like forty more of him, please? And kick sellouts like Holy Joe Lieberman to the curb...

[UPDATE]: The Democrat opposition might seem feeble ('cause it was), but, I found this fact surprising however...
The tally, though one-sided at 85-13, was still the largest “no” vote against any secretary of state nominee since 1825.

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