In any case, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) is certainly a hands-on guy when it comes to reporters:
In another news from as Nancy Pelosi once put, “the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history”, “Another week, another Rangel probe”, but a probe on ACORN gets squashed. Glenn Reynolds writes:
Why? “The powers that be decided against it,” says Conyers. I’m sure they did. . . .
UPDATE: Reader Jim O’Neill writes:
From your current front page:
MONICA CONYERS GUILTY OF BRIBERY CONSPIRACY CHARGES, faces up to five years. Her husband is Rep. John Conyers (D-MI).
“CULTURE OF CORRUPTION” UPDATE: Conyers abandons plan to probe ACORN. Why? “The powers that be decided against it,” says Conyers. I’m sure they did. . . .
Gee, do I see a narrative here? What deal did they offer Conyers to play ball? Or what threat, I should ask?
Hmm. This is the sort of thing a free, independent watchdog press would look into, if we had such a thing . . . .
By the way, I thought that John Conyers is one of “the powers that be”, but then that would be along the lines of Barbara Boxer “speaking truth to power”, I guess. It’s amazing how powerless otherwise powerful Congressmen and Senators can become when it suits their purposes.
Update: I’m not a pro wrestling fan, but I’d sign up to watch this slugfest on pay per view.