Andrew Sullivan, conservative blogger, sums it up quite well, “The intervention is next Tuesday. Do them a favor, will you?”.
AP (via Yahoo) So, the old Hammer slips in shit and comes out smelling like a rose. He’s been handed a “coveted” seat on the Appropriations Committee, and get this, a seat on the sub-committee overseeing the Justice Department. Which, just so happens to be who is investigating the Abramhoff scandal. And while he’s at it, he got a seat overseeing NASA (the same NASA that was recently revealed to have a political appointee of Bush’s who’s been censoring its scientists on global warming, that doesn’t have a completed college degree and regardless of his studies, his major was journalism). Anyway, back to DeLay, go figure, he’s up for reelection, and now sits on the NASA subcommittee, and guess what, his home district just happens to be Houston, home of Johnson Space Center. So anyone with half a brain can tell you that was as politically motivated an appointment as they get, and despite what anyone says, the Republicans are going about dirty business as usual.
So I wrote my Senators late last week voicing my concerns over the fact that the slime ball Republicans were tagging things like ANWR drilling on a defense dept budget. We’ve got fellow Americans with their lives on the line over seas, and their safety depends on the allocation of funds to the military. And so what are scum bags like Ted Stevens doing? Playing politics with those fellow countryman’s lives. Yep. Betting their constituents lives that Democrats won’t vote against a DoD bill. I’m sure Senator Nelson will be at the forefront of maneuvers to separate the two, but I’m not so sure Martinez will be. I told him in my email that not only did I think it was disgusting to play politics with soldiers lives, I also said that supporting drilling in ANWR would be to support drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. His site says all correspondence will receive a written response, so I can’t wait to hear how he justifies this one. Perhaps you may want to contact your representatives and see how they can justify their actions as well.