Now that new Chairman Henry Waxman is holding a hearing, Davis is criticizing him for starting hearings so late. Then he undermined the Democrats newly established tip line.
Former committee chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., now the senior minority member ... criticized Waxman.
He said Waxman was rushing to "old judgments" in a hearing that was "old news."
Davis, who had almost 9 years to establish a tip line while he was Chairman, then announced the Republicans would not cooperate with the new Oversight tip email. He had started his own email address, and did not offer to share information collected on it with the majority.
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Waxman apparently massacred Blackwater.
My prediction: two years of very bad news for the Republican Party.
The Blackwater diary is here
Jon Stewart is waiting for his invitation to Davis's meeting on repetitive redundency meeting.
It will be up on the Daily Show home page late Thurs nite/early Friday morning when the show completes.
"Adams was pressured to resign in 1958, when a House subcommittee revealed Adams had accepted an expensive vicuña overcoat and oriental rug from Bernard Goldfine, a Boston textile manufacturer who was being investigated for Federal Trade Commission violations. Goldfine, who had business with the Federal Government, was cited for contempt of Congress when he refused to answer questions regarding his relationship with Adams."
(Time Magazine covered the affair in detail, which can be seen at: http://www.time.com/...)
When one reads the Time account, it is hard to believe such a fuss was made over the transgressions. Yet the powerful Adams resigned.
The amount of waste and corruption in the one Iraq transaction cited seems unreal. Maybe that's the problem -- we can't grasp the enormity of the corruption, just as many in the public cannot seem to grasp the enormity of the evil that George Bush has done.
Compare what Richard Nixon did that ended in his resignation.
Congrats, Andrea, for keeping watch over Davis. I think history will judge this Republican administration and its pawns like Davis most severely.