Friday, September 22, 2006

"Fascinating" is a word I use for the unexpected. "Interesting" shall suffice here.

I heard Sam Seder quote a statistic during the "Majority Report" on the number of subpoenas issued the Clinton administration vs. those issued the Bush administration by congressional oversight committees and simply couldn't believe it. So I looked it up and found this article from The Boston Globe entitled "Congress Reduces it's Oversight Role" from November of 2005.

But the agenda was different during the Clinton administration. The government reform panel alone, for example, issued 1,052 subpoenas related to investigations of the Clinton administration and the Democratic National Committee from 1997 to 2002, and only 11 subpoenas related to allegations of Republican abuse.

Notice the writers parse the comparisons by using the term "Republican abuse" instead of "Bush administration" abuse. One can only assume they aren't comparing the number of subpoenas between the two adminstrations because there were no subpoenas issued to the Bush administration during that time period.


Er, I mean interesting.


Don Snabulus said...

I saw Clinton on The Daily Show the other night and I must say that I had forgotten what it was like to be ruled by someone with brains.

(I say that as one of Clinton's smaller fans. At this point, I would cheer in the streets if Poppy Bush would forcibly remove his son in a coup.)

Dean Wormer said...

Coup nothing. I'd just like to see Bush Sr. lead Jr. out of the office by the ear.

The Wallace/ Clinton interview is also pretty good.