Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Congresswoman Schakowsky: Bush Administration, not Durbin, should apologize

Some people still don't get it.

Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, is one of the most liberal members of the House of Representives. With Jan, time stopped in 1968. Here is her Dick Durbin statement, which comes to us from the excellent online conservative journal, The Illinois Leader. I believe this statement came out yesterday before Durbin's tearful, second apology.

"The Bush Administration and Republican leaders are engaged in a pathetic attempt to make Senator Dick Durbin's condemnation of the use of torture at Guantanamo Bay an issue. As a result of the revelations of conditions at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and Bagram prison in Afghanistan, the Republicans owe the American people, our soldiers and veterans an apology for undermining American values such as the Rule of Law, putting our troops at greater risk around the world, and cutting veterans health care benefits when they come home."

Ah, yes, once again, the evil Republicans are cutting veteran's benefits. Jan, your stealing your lines from the late Paul Wellstone's worn-out playbook.

Moron Schakowsky: Jan is married to Robert Creamer, who was arrested two weeks ago at a "privitization" of social securtity protest. His behavior was unwise, as he is awaiting trial for his involvement in a check-kiting scheme while head of the Illinois Public Action Council.

(Note is acting a bit funny today, the Creamer Marathon Pundit post is a June 16 entry.)

Why does Jan matter in this check-kiting case? As the MSM rarely points out, Jan was on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Public Action council while those Creamer checks were airborne.

Schakowsky, however, has not been implicated in any wrongdoing.

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