Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Reason #15,151 Why I Am No Longer A Democrat

This time, it's Sen. Mary Landrieu (D?-La):
Louisiana's Democratic senator has put a hold on the nomination of Jacob Lew to be the new director of the President's Office of Management and Budget, even though Lew sailed through committee on a 22-1 vote, is supremely qualified for the post (he held it under Bill Clinton), and we're in the midst of ongoing economic and fiscal crises. To her (sorta) credit, Mary Landrieu has been very upfront about why she's holding him up: The oil state senator wants the Obama Administration to end the moratorium on deepwater drilling. Period.
And so this time around it's environmental blackmail: "allow more Deepwater Horizon disasters, or I won't let you..." ...nominate an OMB director? As I said before: the Senate rules need to be changed, now, while Dems have the power to change them. But I'm not holding my breath.

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