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Friday, September 23, 2005

Playing politics again

House Speaker Dennia Hastert has named 11 GOP lawmakers to what was originally intended as a bipartisan investigation into "what
the government did wrong in its response to Hurrican Katrina". The Dems. won't play. The House Minority leader calls it a "sham"
investigation, and is calling for in indepent commission (similar to the 9/11 Commission - which most polls suggest the public supports. Meanwhile Sen. Susan Collins is chair of a separate investigation by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. She said that she sould be reluctant to coordinate with a House select committee unless it is bipartisan.

I know there are many factors involved, and of course some posturing. But, doesn't it seem as though none of them ever learned to play nice with others?
Playing nice doesnt meant giving in, it only means standing your ground nicely.