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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Bush Squeals Like a Colicky Baby

Bush Baby
Originally uploaded by sbove
Bush squeals to Senate like a colicky baby over his 200 unconfirmed appointments.

"Stop treating them like ``political pawns.'' he cries...

The vacancies to be filled also include two on the White House Council of Economic Advisers and 28 judgeships.

The three-member Council of Economic ("world domination") Advisers is down to one person.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday that senators are reluctant to vote on many nominees because approval would put them in office well past Bush's presidency.

To confirm them ``would greatly limit the ability of a new president to change the direction of those boards through new appointments,'' he said.

``Democrats, and I think the majority of Americans, think that the nation desperately needs a new direction on the economy,'' he said. ``I don't think they want to ensure that the legacy of the president's bad economic policies live on for 14 years through his Fed nominees.''

The Senate Banking Committee has delayed voting on Bush's Fed nominees, with lawmakers expressing concerns about their ability to protect consumers from the abusive lending practices that contributed to the subprime mortgage crisis."

Write your Senators and encourage them to continue stonewalling these confirmations!


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