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November 20, 2008

Waxman to lead house climate change clusterfuck

John Dingle was booted as committee chair in a secret vote, to be replaced by Waxman.

In a victory for environmentalists, Rep. Henry Waxman of Los Angeles ousted John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress, as chairman of the House committee that handles all energy, climate change and health care legislation. In a secret ballot, House Democrats voted 137-122 to replace Dingell with Waxman.
The bad news is we'll probably get some truly grotesque climate change legislation rammed through at least the house due to this.

The good news, is that Waxman will probably be so busy crafting this comprehensive, omnibus, pork laden, earmark fraught, bloated, monster from the swamp legislation that he's not going to have much time to run his usual stacked and orchestrated kangaroo court investigations he loves so dearly. After all, there are only so many hours in a day, and the democrats just dumped a pretty large dollop of real work on his plate.


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