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Behind Closed Doors
American Spectator ^
| July 20, 2009
| Robert Stacy McCain
Posted on 07/20/2009 6:26:20 AM PDT by libstripper
"Staff doesn't speak for the committee," a source on Capitol Hill explained last week. "The committee speaks for the committee."
That's the practical meaning of Senate Rule 29, which has been invoked regarding the Homeland Security and Government Oversight Committee investigation into last month's firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin.
The committee's chairman, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, is entirely within his prerogative to protect the integrity of the investigation via Rule 29, which reads, in part:
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: acorn; flotusgate; ig; impeach; walpin; walpingate
Update on the Senate's investigation of the Walpin firing.
posted on 07/20/2009 7:15:10 AM PDT
(The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
Given the vicious treatment the chairman endured from some Democrats three years ago, one veteran Washington journalist told me last week, Lieberman "don't owe those people squat."
0bama to Lieberman: "Squat."
Lieberman to 0bama: "Let me check with McCain and I'll get back to you on that."
posted on 07/20/2009 8:04:03 AM PDT
(I believe in CHOICE: Let the Fetus decide whether to be born or to spontaneously abort. FETAL CHOICE)
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