Thursday, September 08, 2005

Rules of Republican Governance

In today's news:
1) Don't Let the Legislators Legislate: California's idiot governor Arnold has announced he will veto the gay marriage bill that was passed by both houses of the state legislature. His reasoning: That this issue should be decided in the courts or in the polls. Heaven forbid that the legislature should actually pass a law! This from a man whose political party never tires of complaining about "activist" judges -- we should let the courts decide this issue!?!?!?!?
2) Don't Let the Deliberators Deliberate: The Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to disallow debate on and amendments to the $52 billion hurricane relief bill on its docket for today. Democrats want amendments that include measures to restructure FEMA -- an agency broken thanks to Bush's criminal mismanagement -- but the Repugnicans have ruled out debate without even letting members read the bill.