GOPer: We Can’t Investigate Bush Because of the Bad Economy

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February 18, 2009 10:40 a.m.

The AP finally takes a look today at our January Sleeper Bill of the Month, the congressional proposal for an independent commission that would investigate civil-liberties and human-rights abuses permitted during the Bush years.

Shocking as it is, Republicans tell the AP that a post-Bush “truth commission” is a terrible concept. But you’ve got to applaud the sheer chutzpah of Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) response:

This not only a bad idea, it is a diversion from the economic crisis we face.

I can’t wait until the economic recession becomes a reason not to debate union organizing rules and pass health care reform.

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