Thursday, January 04, 2007

Glass House of Representatives

I didn't think that the myth of "The Liberal Media" was true, but this article in the WaPo has made me question that belief. Here's the highlight:

Thirty-one-year-old Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.)...walked into the House TV gallery yesterday to demand that the new Democratic majority give the new Republican minority all the rights that Republicans had denied Democrats for years.

"The bill we offer today, the minority bill of rights, is crafted based on the exact text that then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi submitted in 2004 to then-Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert"...

Omitted from McHenry's plea for fairness was the fact that the GOP had ignored Pelosi's 2004 request -- while routinely engaging in the procedural maneuvers that her plan would have corrected...

Anne Kornblut of the New York Times asked McHenry if his complaint might come across as whining.

"I'm not whining," he whined.
Obviously McHenry is unfamiliar with the famous Supreme Court ruling Finders v. Keepers (1790), in which John Rutledge, in his opinion for the Majority, wrote "Nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah-nyah," or the follow up case Losers v. Weepers (1856) where the majority reaffirmed Finders adding, "I'm rubber, you're glue; it bounces off me and sticks to you."

On the plus side, this is the first time since the '60s that Republicans have cared about minority rights.

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