Friday, June 10, 2005

Dems Get Treated With Own Medicine

In an apparent attempt to mirror Democratic party leaderships styles, senior GOP members have walked out of a committee hearing in regard to the Patriot Act when debate turned to rhetorical attacks.
Democrats asked for the hearing, the 11th the committee has held on the act since April, saying past hearings had been too slanted toward witnesses who supported the law. The four witnesses were from groups, including Amnesty International USA and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, that have questioned the constitutionality of some aspects of the act, which allows law enforcement greater authority to investigate suspected terrorists.

Nadler said Sensenbrenner, one of the authors of the Patriot Act, was "rather rude, cutting everybody off in mid-sentence with an attitude of total hostility."

Oh, gee...It seems the GOP is finally taking a page out of Howard Dean's playbook. Adavantage: GOP.