Timing

April 9th, 2007at 06:39pm Posted by Eli

Interesting quote in today’s Christian Science Monitor, by way of The All-Seeing Eye Of Froomkin:

“There’s a whole culture of effective oversight, which the Congress carried out in the 1970s up through the early 1990s, that has been very much lost, and there’s a lot of effort now going on to rebuild oversight skills,” says Charles Tiefer, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and a former deputy House counsel.

Well, now, what was it that happened in the 70s? Any events of note that might have driven home the importance of oversight? What about in the early 90s? Did something happen to Congress at the end of the early 90s? Like in 1994, maybe?

Perhaps Congress was taken over by people who believed that congressional oversight was merely a tool with which to bash one’s enemies and cover up for one’s friends? Nah, too unbelievable.

Entry Filed under: Bush,Corruption/Cronyism,Democrats,Politics,Republicans


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