Weaselhood in the water?
We're getting in emails from readers who have contacted their members of Congress to find out whether they are supporting or opposing President Bush's Gulf Coast Wage Cut. And let's just say a lot of them seem to be getting some pretty wiggly answers.
One of the favorite answers from swing-district Republicans has them saying they're 'concerned' about it and want to make sure it's temporary.
That's some Grade A government-issue bamboozlement.
Sort of like, they want to make sure there isn't a permanent state of emergency in Mississip and Louisiana from now until the end of time.
Of course the suspension is temporary. It has to be temporary. It can last for a long time. And I'm sure the president wants it to. But he has no power to permanently overturn the law in the area. So the whole, 'we're going to try to make sure it's only temporary' line is just mumbojumbo.