Democrats plan to show muscle in oversight hearings

Jul 2006
"We need to be the watchdog," said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-California.

Waxman might just as well have said "We need to pretend to be the watchdog." Most hearings are just opportunities for these guys to grandstand, look good on camera, and say and do nothing of great import. Questions that should be asked won't be, and answers that should come out won't.

What they will do is gum up the works so the normally incompetent government demonstrates an even greater level of incompetence.