Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,
Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC)
chemoelectric

Bypassing hearings completely

Recess appointments
by kos
Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 05:00:34 PM PDT

So yeah, it looks like King George has dissolved Congress. Who needs the pesky Senate for "advice and consent" when a recess appointment will work just as well?

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 4, 2006

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today recess appointed the following individuals:

[17 appointments]

At least where the FEC members are concerned, there weren't even any hearings on their nominations.

[The Bushists are using an incremental approach in which step by step they make mockeries of our governmental formulations, without outright eliminating them. Now they are doing it openly, daring us to stop them. We are in really deep trouble.]
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