Thursday, October 29, 2009

In a Grand Spirit of Open-ness...

The long-promised $1.055 TRILLION health care bill was introduced this morning. Nancy Pelosi and her fellow-travellers in Congress were SO PROUD of this leap to the left, that they blocked access to its unveiling to all but a few "invited guests."
The West side of the Capitol — the area where President Barack Obama was inaugurated — is traditionally open to the public. But the entrances were blocked off Thursday morning by metal fences, with Capitol police officers standing next to staff members holding clipboards with lists of approved attendees.
The money quote:
Democrats repeatedly touted the openness of the development of their health care bill, which House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer called "the most deliberative, transparent and open process" he had seen in his career on Capitol Hill.
Err... "May I see your papers, please?"