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Senators Miss Crucial Confirmation Hearing
BorderFireReport ^ | 1/17/09

Posted on 01/18/2009 7:13:08 AM PST by Sammy67

Corruption Chronicles

Only half of the members in the U.S. Senate committee that screens among the most important presidential cabinet nominees—Secretary of Homeland Security—bothered to show up for confirmation hearings this week and only two Republicans participated.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee senators evidently had more important things to do than assure the right candidate will head the crucial agency that keeps the nation safe from foreign threats.

Only nine of the panel’s 17 members found the time to ask Barack Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary pick—Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano—questions, making the so-called confirmation hearing somewhat laughable.

This is embarrassing enough considering the huge impact that the head of Homeland Security has on every American. The massive agency has

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1 posted on 01/18/2009 7:13:08 AM PST by Sammy67
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To: Sammy67

so when Mr. Janet screws up, it will still be the fault of the GOP for not attending her confirmatioon shoo-in....err, hearing

as if their votes mattered


2 posted on 01/18/2009 7:14:47 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Sammy67

Names? We want names.


3 posted on 01/18/2009 7:17:41 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: Sammy67

So, what’s new?

Get used to it. the Railroad is headed Left, on track, full speed to the rear and there is little possibility of even slowing it down.


4 posted on 01/18/2009 7:21:04 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go? (ACORN))
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To: silverleaf

She’s not that bad of a pick, he could have named McCain.


5 posted on 01/18/2009 7:26:24 AM PST by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: Sammy67

The practice of avoiding any hearing that might be “good” for the other side is a childish dereliction of duty. The democrats do this all the time.

And then there’s the fact the Senators waste 99% of their time and don’t ask any questions.

And We the People let them get away with it.


6 posted on 01/18/2009 7:36:07 AM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Sammy67

Republicans would find it too embarrassing to ask teh Sec of State why her husband takes millions from Saudi Arabia and Dhubai while she makes a career of blocking domestic energy production.

And therein they are complicit in the corruption.


7 posted on 01/18/2009 7:37:52 AM PST by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Sammy67

Did anyone really expect the old farts in the senate would do their jobs???


8 posted on 01/18/2009 7:38:52 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: Sammy67

the gov of AZ was in such a hurry to get out from under the disaster he has caused here in AZ that he would have taken any job with 0s admin. I’m sorry that the rest of the country is stuck with him, but those of us in AZ are going to be better off with Jan Brewer at the helm.


9 posted on 01/18/2009 7:46:34 AM PST by henry_reardon
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To: Sammy67

We need to deduct pay from senators missing votes.
When I miss work, I don’t get paid. Even the Unions don’t give that good of a deal. But politicians are above accountability??? Only because we aren’t ugly enough with them. The times are a changin......


10 posted on 01/18/2009 7:49:24 AM PST by o_zarkman44 (Since when is paying more, but getting less, considered Patriotic?)
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To: org.whodat
Did anyone really expect the old farts in the senate would do their jobs???

The Bernie Madoffs of government....All show, no substance.

11 posted on 01/18/2009 7:51:36 AM PST by lonestar
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To: Williams
And therein they are complicit in the corruption.

Ya know, it's posts like that that make me want to punch something :)

12 posted on 01/18/2009 7:54:57 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron (The tree of liberty is getting mighty dry)
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To: henry_reardon

I think you mistook your female governor for a male. Am I missing something here!


13 posted on 01/18/2009 7:58:16 AM PST by mono
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To: Sammy67

There votes don’t count, but they still should have participated in the hearings just so their questions (and her answers) are on record.


14 posted on 01/18/2009 8:08:12 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

“There votes don’t count....”

Uh, that would be “Their”, not “There.” Guess I need that cup of coffee that is sitting in the pot.


15 posted on 01/18/2009 8:11:00 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Sammy67

The concept of a popular election of senators shows itself for its flaw — a wholly unaccountable, super entitlement mentality. No sense of duty.


16 posted on 01/18/2009 8:13:48 AM PST by bvw
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To: Sammy67
Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, 110th Congress

Democrat
Joseph I. Lieberman Chairman (ID) (CT)
Carl Levin (MI)
Daniel K. Akaka (HI)
Thomas R. Carper (DE)
Mark L. Pryor (AR) Tom Coburn (OK)
Mary L. Landrieu (LA)
Barack Obama (IL)
Claire McCaskill (MO)
Jon Tester (MT)


Republican
Susan M. Collins Ranking Member (ME)
Ted Stevens (AK)
George V. Voinovich (OH)
Norm Coleman (MN)
Pete V. Domenici (NM)
John Warner (VA)
John E. Sununu (NH)

http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=About.Membership
17 posted on 01/18/2009 8:15:03 AM PST by CrystalD (Information is the currency of democracy.~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Sudetenland

I take it you don’t live in AZ? :)


18 posted on 01/18/2009 8:26:50 AM PST by billphx
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To: mono

See Post #18.


19 posted on 01/18/2009 8:33:36 AM PST by TaMoDee
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To: CrystalD

Thanks for the committee list.

How come most of the pubbies are RINOS?


20 posted on 01/18/2009 9:15:05 AM PST by upchuck (Get ready for 2009: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; Pray)
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To: upchuck

The results are a given. She’ll be approved by a majority vote. Her history is know, and the media won’t cover it, so why waste time.


21 posted on 01/18/2009 9:17:23 AM PST by rstrahan
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To: Sammy67
Only half of the members in the U.S. Senate committee that screens among the most important presidential cabinet nominees—Secretary of Homeland Security—bothered to show up for confirmation hearings this week and only two Republicans participated.

And that was probably record attendance!

22 posted on 01/18/2009 10:09:43 AM PST by freespirited (Help save humanity. Find a cure for the RINOvirus.)
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To: Sudetenland

McWho?


23 posted on 01/18/2009 10:49:45 AM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: upchuck
How come most of the pubbies are RINOS?

Because most of the pubbies are RINOS

FMCDH(BITS)

24 posted on 01/18/2009 11:29:20 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: mono

it’s an AZ in joke to refer to the governor in masculine terms, we’re talking about the most un-feminine woman since janet reno.


25 posted on 01/18/2009 11:29:27 AM PST by henry_reardon
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To: Sammy67; silverleaf; TribalPrincess2U; PSYCHO-FREEP; Sudetenland

26 posted on 01/18/2009 2:02:47 PM PST by hripka (There are a lot of smart people out there in FReeperLand)
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To: upchuck

Infiltration


27 posted on 01/18/2009 4:28:53 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (Welcome to Obama's America... Be afraid, be very afraid)
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To: hripka
Newt was right. How do you spell relief...T-E-R-M L-I-M-I-T-S.

You may have noticed that the Demos have removed the term limits on their committee chairs now.
28 posted on 01/18/2009 5:44:12 PM PST by Sudetenland (Those diplomats serve best, who serve as cannon fodder to protect our troops!)
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To: CrystalD

Republican
Susan M. Collins Ranking Member (ME)
Ted Stevens (AK)
George V. Voinovich (OH)
Norm Coleman (MN)
Pete V. Domenici (NM)
John Warner (VA)
John E. Sununu (NH)

This is last session’s list. Stevens, Domenici, Warner, and Sununu are long gone and the RINO Coleman soon will let the Dems steal the election in MN from him. Good riddance to all of them except maybe Sununu and less so Domenici.


29 posted on 01/18/2009 8:48:49 PM PST by fifedom
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