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April 23, 2007

Nancy & Obey Shut Off Cameras


House rules state: "Whenever a hearing or meeting conducted by a committee or subcommittee is open to the public, those proceedings shall be open to coverage by audio and visual means. A committee or subcommittee chairman may not limit the number of television or still cameras to fewer than two representatives from each medium (except for legitimate space or safety considerations, in which case pool coverage shall be authorized)."

House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-WI) blocked the cameras at Monday afternoon's hearings on the supplemental Iraq and Afghanistan military funding. What are Nancy and Dave hiding?

Nancy promised us the "most honest, open, and ethical Congress in history." OHHHHHH, I guess shutting off the cameras and kicking out the Press is the NewSpeak version of "open and ethical". Hmmmm, 1984 redux?

UPDATE: It appears that Obey and Pelosi have relented and opened the hearings to the cameras. To read more, click HERE. Hat tip to "cranky old fart".


At 4/24/2007 8:28 AM , Blogger camojack said...

They're pretty transparent, all right.

At 4/27/2007 8:25 PM , Blogger cranky old fart said...

"skirmish over


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