Friday, November 07, 2003

now they've gone to far

In a memo emailed to majority and minority staff on the House and Senate appropriations committees, the Director of the White House Office of Administration baisically told the Democrats on Capitol Hill that they should shut up. Not quite in those terms, but that's what his actions amount to. Saying that there needed to be a more organized way of getting questions to the White House, the email told committee members that all future questions had to be screened first by the GOP committee chairman before being submitted to the executive branch. So now the Democrats can't ask how our tax dollars are being spent unless a republican says it's ok. This is an abuse of power on a level I can't even phathom. Especially if this extends beyond the appropriations committees and keeps the intelligence committee from furthering their investigation of what the white house knew in the lead up to the war.

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