September 14, 2005
and I am still wondering whether or not I am disappointed by this
I mean, it would take 4 years to do the study and at the end you would just have a worthless and expensive study.
But it sure makes the Republicans look like they are trying to hide something. It seems to me that if this was primarily a massive failure of government at the local and state levels the Republicans would have been all over an independent commission to study what went wrong.
After a complete meltdown of government at all levels maybe government investigating government is not such a good idea.
Posted by Buck at September 14, 2005 02:40 PM
What was surprising, at least to me, was that President Bush accepted responsibility for his part in the fed's failure to react properly. That's encouraging.. Perhaps, buried deeply within where it doesn't get much sunlight, he does have a conscience. Maybe even a soul.
This isn't surprising. And, to be honest with you, I'm not thrilled with this system where the Senate commissions its own investigations. I kind of think that this is the kind of thing that non-appointed bureaucrats should handle. Would it be so terrible to put the investigative arm of government under the Postmaster General's office? They could run the investigation without all the politics, then return the results to the legislature with recommendations for action, and to the public to hold the legislature accountable for acting or failing to act.
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