July 15, 2009

"Why do so many Senators persist during judicial confirmation hearings in making speeches rather than asking questions?"

Asks Power Line.

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Why does the rain fall from up above?

11 comments:

Hoosier Daddy said...

Why do so many Senators persist during judicial confirmation hearings in making speeches rather than asking questions?"

Well anyone who ever had a kid remembers the days when they were little and all you heard was:

"Mom!! Dad!! Look! Look! Watch me...you're not looking!! Watch me! Watch me! Look at meeeeeeeeee!"

That's pretty much the same maturity level what inhabits that 'august body' known as the US Senate.

MadisonMan said...

Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?

Maguro said...

It is kind of funny that Power Line assumes there is a difference between ham actors and Senators.

traditionalguy said...

They are all Beauty Pageant contestants in the political soap opera business. They need to talk on camera to do their jobs. Remember that we have the worst system of government, except for all the others.

TMink said...

Two words.

Huge
fracking
egos.

OK, that was three.

Trey

former law student said...

I didn't notice it, so it can't have been that intrusive. The blog post mentioned only Graham's steady stream of questions interspersed with a few isolated statements.

John Stodder said...

Good thing these senators aren't narcissists like that dangerous lunatic Sarah Palin.

Penny said...

Cameras and sound bytes are the same as emergencies...Never to be wasted.

mccullough said...

Just be glad Joe Biden's not on the committee anymore.

During his Q&A time, he'd make another 20 minute speech

Synova said...

Did they make long speeches before the hearings were televised?

In any case, I bet it starts to backfire on them.

Joe said...

Even more amazing is that the only people they impress are each other and even that's questionable.