Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Wyden votes against Hayden

The white knight Senator from Oregon just keeps on keeping on even if its an exercise in futility. Today he was one of only 3 senators to vote against General Michael Hayden's nomination to move out of the Senate Intelligence Committee for consideration before the full Senate:


Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon told reporters he voted against Hayden because he ``could not resolve what the general said with what was later brought out in the USA Today article.'' Wyden cited a speech Hayden made earlier this year in which he discussed the monitoring of international calls but made no mention of the collection of domestic phone records that the newspaper disclosed.

The general consensus is that Hayden will sail through the Senate.

Another Bush nominee gets through with practically no legislative oversight to further erode our Constitutional rights and f-up our government.