Wed 16 Nov, 2005 09:37 am
Big oil met with Cheney task force
Industry officials denied meetings as recently as last week
By the way, just last week the neocons at Free Republic were boasting and laughing about how the Dem who requested that the Big Oil reps go under oath was essentially told to shut the hell up:
Click here to go to the audio of the exchange (and boasting freepers)
Sen. Stevens (R-Alaska): I shall not administer an oath today--
Sen. Cantwell (D-Washington): Mr. Chairman.
Stevens: --and we look forward to questions...Senator Cantwell?
Cantwell: Mr. Chairman, I did send you a letter signed by eight of my colleagues asking that the witnesses be placed under oath. This rare joint hearing--
Stevens: I did not yield for you to make a statement. We're ready to go. We have a statement process--
Cantwell: Mr. Chairman, I would like the committee to vote on whether we swear--
Stevens: There will be no vote. That's not in order at all. It's not part of the rules that any vote can be taken to administer an oath. It is the decision of the Chairman, and I have made that decision.
Cantwell: Mr. Chairman, I move that we swear in the witnesses.
Stevens: And I rule that out of order.
Sen. Boxer (D-California): I second the motion.
Stevens: Thank you very much. That's that last we're going to hear about that, because it's out of order.
Yeah. The Grand Old Party is having a grand old time while they're in the majority. Just as they had a grand old time during that farce of an impeachment.
High-handed treatment like this has a way of coming around to bite one in one's ass.
Executive Privelege should never be allowed when it involves invasion for another country's oil reserves.
Stevens is a shill for the oil industry...