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Saturday, February 17, 2007

Pelosi Stumbles on National Security

Nancy "the Stumbler" Pelosi has made a gaffe of monumental proportions. She has decided to place William "cold cash" Jefferson on the Homeland Security Committee. According to AP:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who yanked embattled Rep. William J. Jefferson off a powerful tax committee last year, has decided to put him on the Homeland Security panel, aides to the Louisiana Democrat confirmed yesterday.

The move infuriated some Republicans, who accuse him of being a potential security risk. Jefferson has been the subject of an ongoing federal bribery investigation related to a telecommunications deal in Africa. His Capitol Hill office and his homes in Washington and New Orleans have been raided by the FBI, and he was kicked off the Ways and Means Committee last June after affidavits and evidence seized in the raids became public.
It is nothing short of insanity to place someone suspected of taking bribes on a committee where national security secrets are presented and discussed. The story quotes what ranking GOP member of the committee thinks of it:
It sends a terrible message," said Rep. Peter T. King (N.Y.), the committee's ranking Republican. "They couldn't trust him to write tax policy, so why should he be given access to our nation's top secrets or making policy for national defense?

"Members of the committee have access to intelligence secrets, plots here in the country, overseas, and people under suspicion. This shows how unimportant the Democrats think homeland security is," King said.

Basically there are a lot of nasty people out there that know from the cash in freezer story that he likely can be bought. A man with national secrets that can be bought is suicidal. The House Dems must vote on this appointment. If they approve it will show how lightly they take our safety. How many puzzle pieces do the American people need to understand this fact? How embarrassed are those who put the Dems in power? Just wait, there are plenty more stumbles where this came from.

7 Comments:

  • At 7:41 PM, Blogger Incognito said…

    That's outrageous!

    But, hopefully all those stumbles will help us win another 4 years in 2008!

     
  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    Principle is not a common theme with Pelosi. She is not thinking with a full deck, here. That's for sure.

     
  • At 7:38 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Incognito,

    She is certainly stumble prone and not in insignificant areas.

     
  • At 7:45 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    LA,

    Wasn't there anybody on her staff or Dems that she discussed with that waved their arms madly and informed her how disastrous this would be?

    Sometimes politicians can say things off the cuff that do not come out right. This is different. She had time to think this through and be advised on the subject, yet she still stumbled.

    Each side sometimes takes benign things and try to make as much hay as they can. This one is red meat that you can sink your teeth into and if Jefferson is approved the Dems will pay dearly. Even if not approved, Pelosi's judgement will take another credibility hit.

     
  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    AC,

    //Wasn't there anybody on her staff or Dems that she discussed with that waved their arms madly and informed her how disastrous this would be?//

    I don't know, if this happened or not. But it's certainly apparent that she is receiving and acting on bad advice. Just because others advise you poorly, doesn't mean you have to take it.

    Evidently, all of their red flags have been sent to the cleaners for cleaning.

     
  • At 9:34 PM, Blogger LASunsett said…

    AICS

    You know, I just realized I called you AC. I meant AICS. I have tried to make that mistake before, but always caught it. This time I failed.

    Help me platoon, I am a dying cockroach and am not worthy.

     
  • At 7:05 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Just don't call me late for dinner.

     

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