Tuesday, September 26, 2006
No Illegal Wiretapping Bill
No illegal wiretapping bill for Bush and Company.
The differences between the House and Senate versions are too great; the clock will run out, the Associated Press reports.
This is HUGE!
House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Tuesday that his chamber would bring up a bill by Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M. Asked whether that version could be reconciled with the Senate's White House-approved bill, Boehner replied:
"We'd like to, but I think that might be a stretch."
The Senate bill, struck by an agreement between Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter and the White House, is being reviewed by the Intelligence Committee and unlikely to receive a floor vote this week, the aides said.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, the Washington Post breathlessly headlines, "Wiretap Bill Moves Closer to Passage."But pay no attention to the eye popping banner, time is definitely not on the side of the White House.
Wilson is in a tight race with state Atty. Gen. Patricia Madrid.
Quick passage of the bill will still be difficult. Republican leaders were struggling yesterday to win the blessing of Rep. Heather A. Wilson (R-N.M.), the author of competing legislation in the House. If Wilson and other House Republicans agree, the House and Senate may bring up identical bills by week's end in hopes of sending legislation to the president before the November elections.
If the two chambers pass different bills, there will be no time to broker a ompromise and pass it through the House and Senate again before Congress recesses Friday.
Oh yea, when Democrats take over Congress next January, this administration will at long last have to account for their criminal wiretapping; the rule of law will return to the homeland.
As for all those telecommunication companies that went along with Bush, oh yea, subpoena the bastards and hold them accountable as well.