What do law and parking have in common?
So much for transparency! As for government, Eleanor Norton Holmes says it’s “nunya”….none of your business. Elijah Cummings, fellow Democrat shared her opinion. Nothing to see here….move along folks.
Twain said that the making of law, like the making of sausage, shouldn’t be seen. At least the “little people” shouldn’t see law-making that is. She would also rather you not see her hitting several parked cars on tape, then walking away.
Wasn’t it “Dear Leader” who said, “The only people who don’t want to disclose the truth are those people with something to hide”?
It’s really pretty ironic because Democrats like nothing better than to be ALL UP IN YOUR BUSINESS!
“You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
It was, to put mildly, a significant departure from the more traditional liberal stance that openness and transparency are must to prevent abuses of power by government officials. Instead the leading advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia literally argued that even the congressional committee charged with oversight shouldn’t be asking questions in the first place.
….Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., top ranking Democrat on the Oversight Committee, thanked Holmes for her comments.
“I associate myself with your comments,” Cummings added, thus making it clear that he doesn’t believe the public has right to know what is going on inside the White House either.