That any bills are passed in the dead of night so that congressmen only have to spend thirty hours a week in D.C. is irritating. That anybody is going to try to make hay out of this after the wailing done about the Feds' slow response to Katrina, though, is a bit much to bear. Either the Feds need to swoop in like batman, or they don't. Either way, the people who write the rules ought to decide, instead of making it up as we go.
I'm not (now) concerned with the "dead of night" aspects of this; I'm worried about the weakening of Posse Comitatus and the potential federalization of the Guard for reasons other than the usual national disaster.
Remind me again why Republicans used to refer to Bill Clinton as evil?
You know, if Clinton had done some of the things Bush has done, the VRWC would have probably aroused some loony (McVeigh?) to attempt an assassination.
No, I'm not kidding.
Can you guess how often my wife and I have said the very same thing?
It's frightening that they try to pass anything in the middle of the night. If it's so good, pass it during the day when everyone can be there to see what you're doing.