As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Gotta Love It

Retiring House Republican (which is to say, House Republican, since they're all retiring) Tom Davis:

"The House Republican brand is so bad right now that if it were a dog food, they'd take it off the shelf."

This is what you get when you persistently lie for political gain to the point where you become totally untrustworthy, use government for nothing more than profit-taking and come to Washington with the idea that government is bad, necessarily producing bad government.

The president of the Chino meatpacking plant that triggered the largest beef recall in U.S. history admitted Wednesday that crippled cows, which are more likely to carry disease, probably entered the food supply at his company.

"Obviously my system broke down," said Steve Mendell, president of Westland/Hallmark Meat Co., once a major supplier to the school lunch program.

Mendell initially told a House oversight subcommittee that "downer" cows at his plant "were not slaughtered, ground or sold."

But after lawmakers screened a graphic undercover video that showed ailing cows being jabbed with electric prods, beaten and rolled with forklifts toward slaughter, Mendell acknowledged that the four-minute clip did indeed show that at least two cows were processed into food.

The Humane Society had to sniff this one out because the FDA was busy not doing anything.

We have a President whose 2008 legislative agenda is to throw out lawsuits. I mean that's the whole agenda.

So, the question I have is whether or not Tom Davis is SURPRISED that their brand is rancid dog food. From China. That got into the country because Republican regulatory agencies didn't properly inspect it.

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