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

Friday, October 02, 2009

Washington: Still An Accountability-Free Zone

Steny Hoyer has decided to take on the mantra of looking forwards and not backwards.

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and a handful of prominent Democrats said yesterday they would introduce legislation to strip telecom giants of immunity for possibly violating customer privacy by providing information to the government without a warrant.

But Hoyer seems uninterested in pushing the legislation through the House.

"I don't think revisiting that issue is going to get us anyplace," Hoyer told The Hill today.

Nope, sure won't! If you don't count a place of... justice and accountability.

Dan at Pruning Shears wonders if Hoyer is "the worst Democrat alive, or ever?" It's a very difficult question. Actually, he's just a front for corporate hegemony, in this case the telecoms.

I pretty much knew that Dodd's bill was going nowhere, but Hoyer's rationale is what got me.

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