Bipartisanship At Its Finest

Posted on October 21, 2009

From Fox News:

In a complete 180 degree turn from the Speaker of the House’s 2006 pledge to make ” this the most honest, ethical, and open Congress in history’” the Democrat chairman for the the House Oversight Committee has literally locked Republicans out of the hearing room. 

Democrat Chairman Edolphus Towns  (N.Y.)  has had the locks changed on the Republican entrance door to the hearing room, locking them out indefinitely.  The Republicans were told they would have “acess to the hearing  room when the general public does.”  How infantile.

The lock out was payback for the Republican’s attempt to try and subpeona records from Countrywide.

The move was apparently was in retaliation for Issa’s efforts to subpoena records on Countrywide’s so-called VIP loan program and for a video Issa’s staff recorded of Democrats darting from their chambers a week ago in the face of a vote.

Great huh? 

Not only did Speaker Pelosi promise the “most honest, ethical and open Congress in history,”  President Obama has promised transparency in his administration as well.  Where are the grown-ups?

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