April 29, 2004

THE 9/11 COMMISSION IS MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING — how else do you explain this:

The commission of five Republicans and five Democrats issued a statement saying Bush and Cheney had been “forthcoming and candid” and their input would be of great assistance as it looks to complete a final report by July 26.

Two Democrats on the panel, Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton and former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, left the session about an hour early. Hamilton, a former congressman from Indiana, was said to have had a prior commitment to introduce visiting Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin at a lunch

If it’s worth ditching the President’s testimony for a luncheon introduction, the whole enterprise can’t amount to much. (Emphasis added).