Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Where Are We, New York?

Earlier this year, I blogged about the shenanigans going on with the New York state Senate. You remember - the narrowly split body was thrown into chaos when a couple of Dems switched sides and caucused with the GOPers, shifting the balance of power and generally resulting in a state of higgledy-piggledy. Normalcy (such as it is in politics) has since been restored.

As amusing as it was to watch that spectacle from afar, it's much less entertaining when similar silliness is happening in the "big leagues" in DC (via Volokh):

Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-N.Y.) locked Republicans out of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee room to keep them from meeting when Democrats aren’t present.

Towns’ action came after repeated public ridicule from the leading Republican on the committee, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), over Towns’s failure to launch an investigation into Countrywide Mortgage’s reported sweetheart deals to VIPs.
I know nothing about the underlying dispute, aside from what I saw in Michael Moore's new flick over the weekend. It may be a case of GOPers trying to make a mountain out of an ethical molehill. I don't know. But is it too much to ask that everybody behave like adults while it gets sorted out?

1 comment:

Muze Euterpe said...

Again, I agree. There used to be a thing called debate. It had rules.