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Round One: Waxman over Dingell
McClatchy News via SacBee ^
| Rob Hotakainen - McClatchy Washington Bureau
Posted on 11/19/2008 12:45:42 PM PST by SmithL
WASHINGTON --- In a major win for environmentalists, a committee of House Democratic leaders on Wednesday voted to put Rep. Henry Waxman in charge of a key panel that will have oversight over global warming issues in the new Congress.
The House Steering committee voted 25-22 to put the California Democrat in charge of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, replacing Michigan Democratic Rep. John Dingell, the most senior member in the House.
The House Democratic caucus will vote on Thursday.
The Waxman-Dingell battle has been closely watched on Capitol Hill. Waxman is regarded as an ally of environmentalists while Dingell has ties to the auto industry. He has resisted higher fuel standards and tighter limits on greenhouse gases.
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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 110th; 111th; automakers; bho2008; cafe; dingell; energy; greens; nostrilitis; waxman
posted on 11/19/2008 12:45:42 PM PST
posted on 11/19/2008 12:46:49 PM PST
The Sky Is Officially Falling
posted on 11/19/2008 12:47:13 PM PST
(Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
...while Dingell has ties to the auto industry...
He's a representative from Michigan. What ties did they expect him to have?
posted on 11/19/2008 12:50:50 PM PST
by Political Junkie Too
(You can never overestimate the Democrats' ability to overplay their hand.)
They will finish killing the golden goose, and will roast him in a environmentally approved oven.............
posted on 11/19/2008 12:51:53 PM PST
by Red Badger
(Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
In a secret ballot, of course. This is something that is too good for unions.
posted on 11/19/2008 12:52:03 PM PST
(For the first time in my adult life, I am NOT proud of America.)
No man enters; no man leaves...
posted on 11/19/2008 12:54:36 PM PST
("Good-bye freedom/ hello fear/ A brave new world has suddenly appeared")
Any way they can both lose?
posted on 11/19/2008 1:10:03 PM PST
This is like demon hell dogs going at each other. All clawing and biting for the choice seats in hell.
posted on 11/19/2008 1:22:39 PM PST
("Cry 'Havoc' and let slip the dogs of War on Socialism")
In this particular post, this switch is a disaster. Dingell at least tried to keep industry alive, even if for corrupt reasons. Waxman has no such interests. Major economic damage will be done under his leadership. And the party will support him, as this vote demonstrates.
posted on 11/19/2008 1:36:10 PM PST
the good news is the left is setting the table to WAY over-reach. We need to do are part and be prepared to communicate that to the American people.
posted on 11/19/2008 1:40:44 PM PST
The Democrat House Steering Committee: We Don’t Judge A Man By The Color Of His Skin. We Judge Him...By The Size Of His Nostrils.
posted on 11/19/2008 1:42:57 PM PST
(Obama/Biden '08: "We Are Not Ruled By Murderers, But Only--By Their Friends."--Rudyard Kipling)
He and the Frankster are perfect Commies to run the ship aground.
When we finally re-take this nation, it will incur much, much pain to the Left.
posted on 11/19/2008 1:51:43 PM PST
(Conservatives are not always Republicans...and vice-versa.)
This is change they can believe in
posted on 11/19/2008 2:04:16 PM PST
(When BO won the election the stock market was at 9600 and a tank of gas cost 2 bucks.)
The House Steering committee
"Are they, like, the ones with the scissors, who turn bulls into steers?", said an Obama voter.
posted on 11/19/2008 2:06:00 PM PST
(Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
To: SmithL; Normandy; Delacon; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; TenthAmendmentChampion; calcowgirl; ...
To all GM stockholders: SELL!
posted on 11/19/2008 2:30:33 PM PST
("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
Nostrildamus sees great climate change in our future.
posted on 11/19/2008 2:43:28 PM PST
(You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
Dingell refused to carry the global warming water for the Congressional Marxists. Hence, he has to go.
posted on 11/19/2008 3:30:24 PM PST
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