Waxman Wants to Work

Give credit to Rep. Henry Waxman, who thinks Congress shouldn't respond to a crisis by enacting a law and leaving town to campaign. As chair of the House Oversight Committee, Waxman would like to provide some oversight right now.

Rep. Waxman is racing the clock as many congressional leaders will have left town to campaign for reelection. “This financial crisis has shaken the global economy,” he said last week when announcing five hearings. “Congress cannot wait until a new administration arrives in January to examine what went wrong and who should be held accountable.”

Among those scheduled to testify: SEC Chairman Christopher Cox, Lehman Brothers Holdings chairman Richard Fuld, and former executives of AIG.

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    credit not so much (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by pluege on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 09:29:02 PM EST
    if waxman were in a tight race for election he would be the first out of town. Faux seriousness isn't particularly helpful.

    Good for Henry Waxman.... (none / 0) (#2)
    by jerry on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 09:32:17 PM EST
    One of the more honest and hard working representatives we have.

    Hopefully... (none / 0) (#3)
    by G Davis on Sun Oct 05, 2008 at 10:17:13 PM EST
    Hopefully he will do what the others that are in tight races can't.  By staying and at least trying to get some accountability on record before all the thiefs find a way to bury the evidence.

    I'll give anyone credit for at least trying.  And if Waxman's race isn't close, he's the one tagged for the job, which I'm sure he's fine with.

    Palin's attacke (none / 0) (#4)
    by joseph27 on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 03:06:38 PM EST
    How does someone purporting to be a fundamentalist
    Christian square the tenets of that faith with spreading bits of information the formulation of which constitutes a deliberate lie?