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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:41 AM
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Poll question: Will there be an independent FEMA review?
The public wants one. There's a move afoot from Democrats, with some Republican support, to get the House to vote on one. Even the sham hearings today seem to show there's anger (faux, perhaps, but still teevee anger at the least). Idiot son's number remain in the dumper no matter how much JP4 he wastes on Air Force One for photo op trips he makes.

Republicans, particularly in the House, probably see this as a Cat 5 shitstorm headed right for *them* as they go about getting re-elected. With the cabal essentially lame ducked, they know they need to do something. Delay's power seems to be weakened, if not seriously waning, so he may not be able to exercise control when Republican congresscritters have their own asses on the line.

Looking down the road, do you think there will be a independent panel seated to look into FEMA's and the locals' responses to the hurricanes?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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worldsprogenitorsson Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:43 AM
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:44 AM
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2. I wonder how much chance this has for success
Partisanism being what it is ......

But then again, its kinda hard to say no to an opportunity for a fair hearing. Harder still to explain one's vote against it.

My fear is that it will pass but that the commission will be all ginned up. Then they can say they supported it and explaining the ginning up becomes the uphill battle for our side.

They clean our clocks every fucking time ............
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