10 September 2007

Congress Should Insist We Pull OUT Immediately . . .

. . . of the endless quagmire of congressional hearings.

Watching the Petraeus hearing live on CSPAN3. 45+ minutes of opening statements, and finally when the General is given a chance to get a word in edgewise, he has a dead mic.

Part of the problem is that they are holding it in the big room since 100+ Congress critters have chosen to show up.

5 minute break to fix the mic problem. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen made sure to get the MoveOn.org "Betray Us" ad in the Congressional Record, and Rep. Hunter (or maybe it was Rep. Burton, I forget) demanded that each and every Dem representative on the committee go on record denouncing this calumny against Gen. Petraeus.

We'll see if any of that makes it in the NYT, WaPo, LAT or on MSNBC, CNN or the networks.

(overheard conversation (Skelton's mic is working a bit too well) between Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Skelton and Rep. Burton who admonished him to clear out the Code Pink folks before Petraeus testifies "Duncan knows I don't need a fuckin' lecture")

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