The dumbest legislative body on Earth
October 11, 2010 Leave a comment
Yes, of course the title refers to the United States Senate. Where else (certainly not the Iraqi Parliament) could you have a single member claim that a Nobel-prize winner was unqualified for the position he was nominated for, and rather than simply vote against the nominee, single-handedly prevent the whole chamber from voting on it? Yep, only in the Senate. Anybody who doesn’t think the Senate rules do not desperately need revision is not paying attention. Chait:
Peter Diamond, one of President Obama’s nominees for the Federal Reserve, has won the Nobel Prize in economics. He’s still just a “nominee,” and has been since spring, because GOP Senator Richard Shelby says he’s underqualified. Seriously.
I am glad the Republican Party is finally insisting on high standards in government. Who says they haven’t learned from the Bush years?