Skip to comments.Gore Won't Behave By Senate Rules
Posted on 03/21/2007 7:07:45 AM PDT by yoe
The following release was posted Tuesday night to the web log of Senator James Inhofe:
From behind the scenes on Capitol Hill: Former Vice President Al Gore, despite being given major preferential treatment, has violated the Senate Environment & Public Works Committees (EPW) hearing rules.
Gore first demanded to be granted an unprecedented 30 minute opening statement to the Senate EPW Committee for Wednesdays (March 21) global warming hearing scheduled for 2:30 pm ET.
The GOP minority on the EPW committee agreed to the 30 minute opening statement.
But then Gore demanded a waiver of the EPW committees 48 hour rule that requires all witnesses before EPW to submit their testimony in advance. The GOP minority on the EPW committee then agreed to waive the 48 hour rule in favor of allowing Gore to submit his testimony 24 hours before the hearing.
But in a breaking news development on Capitol Hill, the former Vice President has violated the new 24 hour deadline extension by failing to submit his testimony even with the new time extension granted to Gore.
As of 8pm ET Tuesday evening, the testimony still has not been received by EPW, a clear violation of committee rules.
The word on Capitol Hill says not to expect Gores testimony to the Senate EPW committee until Wednesday (March 21) - the day of the hearing.
It appears that Gore does not believe the same rules apply to him that apply to every other Senate EPW witness.
The Senate has rules?
Sorry Inhofe, but if you admit being complicit in 'allowing' someone to waive the rules on two prior occasions don't expect them to follow them later.
Well, he does have a Hollywood Oscar now - I guess he thinks he can now act like a Hollywood Diva!
Time for Republicans to shut down the insufferable ass, is he afraid that his "testimony" is chock full of hole? Why in the world is a flunked divinity student allowed to become an expert witness on global warming? This is a dog and pony show for the Democrats and the head dog will howl then mess all over our congressional buildings. I cannot believe that the American people will continue to laud this pile of lard.
We must stop ManBearPig! I'm totally serial!
Algore is running scared.
I think this is a great move. It's not like anything Gore has to say is anything "new", so one just needs to be prepared with facts to counter the claims.
and probably out of breath...
Rules are for the little people...........
All men are created equal...but some are more equal than others.
This sounds like how my wife disciplines the children.
W: "Go to bed"
W: "Your bedtime is X"
C: "I'm watching a TV show"
W: "You should have been in bed already
C: "The show is over at Y"
W: "You better go to bed as soon as that show is over"
(show ends, 5 minutes pass)
W: "Why aren't you in bed"
C: "Sorry, I'm just wrapping up stuff on the computer"
W: "You should have done that already"
C: "Sorry, I'll be done soon"
W: "Well, you better go to bed as soon as you are done"
C: "uh huh"
(20 minutes later)
W: (to me) "I hate that you let the kids stay up so late"
Al 'let them eat cake' Gore says rules are for serfs.
You nailed it. It is the philosophy of Gore's entire being....
Seems like I remember the Dems walking out of a hearing once last year. Hm...maybe I'm wrong.
Wonder what the republicans will ask Gore. Hope they're REAL tough on him.
My assessment of Algore echos that of Paul Newman's assessment of the Charleston Chiefs' owners son in Slap Shot.
Prince Albert should stay in the can............
Gore wants to save the world and you little people just won't listen. /sarcasm