[ RadSafe ] query

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Wed Dec 10 21:47:14 CST 2008

         "integrity of  the elected officials"

         As Jackie Gleason would have said, "Har de har, har, har."  (I 
believe that is a close approximation.)  Yeah, you're right, Barbara --- 
good luck.

Steven Dapra

At 09:30 PM 12/10/08 -0500, BLHamrick at aol.com wrote:
>Actually, there are frequently mechanisms in place (via state  constitutions,
>state legislative rules, et al.) that ostensibly are in  place to keep bills
>"clean;" however, these mostly rely upon the integrity of  the elected
>officials to self-police the legislative process.  Good luck  with that, 
>eh?  (Can
>anyone pronounce Governor Blagojevich?)
>In a message dated 12/10/2008 12:18:40 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
>Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV writes:
>Using  voting records to tell how a politician feels about a subject is
>almost  impossible.  Almost any bill with have so many different,
>sometimes  contradictory, elements and amendments that muddy the water (I
>believe  intentionally, in some cases) so that incumbents can claim, or
>their  opponents can charge, to hold almost any position.  I looked at
>one of  the bill you linked to, and it literally had money going to
>projects from  one end of the country to the other; Maine to California.
>One of  the fundamental changes we need to get our economic house in
>order is a  mechanism to keep bills clean and to the point, rather than
>use them a rack  to hang unrelated pork on.  But I don't expect to see
>that any time  soon.

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