October 02, 2006

Political Sliminess

Bill Frist, proving that he is a politician, uses a ploy that has always bugged me to get the "Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006" passed.

He attached it to The SAFE Port Act of 2006.

I have always hated this tactic, particularly in the instance of completely unrelated legislation. Anyone who voted against this bill would be tagged with being against protecting the US, a designation they are obviously unlikely to embrace. If President Bush vetoes it (and let's face it, he is anti veto anyway) no one will report the extraneous language that loaded this bill down. They will just report that he doesn't care to protect the US through the very simple SAFE port legislation.

The president who has stood strongest against our foreign enemies gets handed a security bill with no way to avoid the stench of the pile of poo it got dipped in.


Posted by Vox at October 2, 2006 04:59 PM | TrackBack | poker , politics