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Sen. Schumer launches investigation, irony
Posted by: Jon Henke on Monday, June 11, 2007

Senator Schumer has been in the ethically, er, interesting position of both Chairing the Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on oversight (i.e., investigating the US Attorney story) and heading up the DSCC. Think about that.

Let's consider the irony:

  • Senator Schumer heads "the political arm of the Democratic caucus that is charged with" trying to pick up the seat of a Republican Senator.

  • Schumer is investigating the allegation that a Republican pressured a US Attorney to move forward on an investigation for electoral advantage.

  • Senator Schumer is moving forward on his investigation against one of the people whose seat he is trying to pick up.

Naturally, Schumer's DSCC sent out an "attack e-mail to financial supporters" while he was pursuing the investigation. Synergy!

If the irony has not yet overwhelmed you, consider Schumer's previous comments...

  • "Do you know what he [Sen. D’Amato] did right after he got elected? … He became chairman of the national Senate Republican Campaign Committee, the most blatantly political position you can hold. Then, shortly after that, he embarked on his partisan and political inquisition of the First Family.” — Sen. Schumer, 1998

  • “Among the blizzard of attack ads running this weekend is one in which Schumer charged that D’Amato used the Banking Committee he heads to mount a ‘vicious’ partisan attack on first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton three years ago.” - Sen. Schumer, 1998

I didn't actually expect better - I merely note it for the historical record.
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I didn’t actually expect better - I merely note it for the historical record.
Unfortunately your expectations were met.
Written By: James E. Fish
Increasingly politics is about manufacturing outrage.
I didn’t actually expect better...
Those expecting better were clueless or knowingly ignorant... or party shills. Lefties honest with themselves did not expect better; They merely wanted the leadership tools benefitting their causes.

Written By: bains
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Good to have you back in the saddle, Jon.
Written By: MichaelW
You were right not to "actually expect better":
"We are going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war," Reid said candidly at an April 12 press conference. "Senator Schumer has shown me numbers that are compelling and astounding." To which Schumer, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, added: "The war in Iraq is a lead weight attached to their ankle... They are looking extinction in the eye." He spoke those words, Congressional Quarterly observed, "making no attempt to hide his glee."
- Boston Globe Editorial

At least twice a month I wonder how I came to live in New York state, being "represented" by two Senators with whom I doubt I could disagree more.

(And it is nice to see a Henke post!)
Written By: kazoolist

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