Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Vying for the Most Idiotic Politican award

I'm at a loss for words, this is so ridiculous:

The ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants to convene a hearing on whether The New York Times violated campaign-finance laws when it granted a discounted rate for MoveOn.org’s “General Betray Us” ad.

Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.) asked committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) Tuesday to convene a hearing on the issue, saying that any rate change “for political advertising could constitute an unlawful campaign contribution.”

Seriously? Aside from this being one of the most transparently catty moves by a politician in recent memory--and there have been lots to choose from--it's also so wildly baseless and useless that I don't even know where to begin. Instead of, y'know, addressing the important issues brought up by this ad (or, better yet, most of the country), he's resorting to stalling, name calling and blame shifting. Nicely done, congressman, you do your state proud when you spend time on things like this instead of actual constituent concerns.

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