Tuesday, March 31, 2009

She was against it before she was for it

THE CLEAR WINNER in mountainous competition for another Grumpy Abe Linguistic Lunacy (GALL) award is Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who rose before her Alaskan state legislature to warn of the dangers of volcanos, particular the one that is quite active in her backyard. She declared:
"And I can assure you, Mr. President, that monitoring volcanos is critically important to the nation, to the world, and particularly to Alaska right now where we are being held hostage to a volcano. " 
Right. Except Murkowski, like Gov.  Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, who criticized spending money on volcano monitoring,  voted AGAINST the stimulus package that contained money for that very purpose.       What am I missing here?  

3 comments:

Bargain Hunter said...

I wish I could say this surprises me. The problem, as I see it, is that the Republicans are bitter that they lost the last two elections, especially the big prize last time around.

Members of the GOP are cutting off their nose to spite their face, anything to put obstacles in front of President Obama, and then they call for what they've rejected. This isn't a one-of-a-kind incident.

One a personal note, I'd like to do some link swapping at NE Ohio Bargain Hunter and would happily swap with you.

If you're interested in swapping just write a comment on one of my posts.

Mencken said...

Bargain Hunter, your comments might be taken a little more seriously if you weren't so obviously trying to drive traffic to your site. Good luck with your venture, but this is a political blog, not the Gold Clipper.

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