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  •  I watched about the last hour rerun on C-span this (6+ / 0-)

    morning.  It looked to be, as my mother used to say, a Big False Alarm.

    It sounded as though every one of the R's on the committee had been given a detailed written script beforehand to memorize...they each knew too much about minutia and all used terms that wouldn't have occurred to some of them. It was too well-coordinated.  They each knew all the questions as well as all the forthcoming answers.  The whole thing looked as though the R's and the 3 witnesses had performed dress rehearsals.

    In the 60 or so minutes I watched, Issa claimed time from Reps. to add or emphasize  some biased statement...so the camera would record his visage in his oh-so-serious (especially well-groomed today) glory.  I didn't count how many times he did this, but it stood out as planned and excessive compared to any other hearings I've seen.

    Hicks and Thompson(?) both seemed to spit their lines with a barely controlled seething undercurrent.  Nordstrom came across as some kind of shiny lump bumbling along.  I may have missed important events from the preceding 5 hours, but they seemed like three rather disgruntled people having a go at complaining.

    I didn't hear anything at all that sounded like "Whistle blowing". Complaining and disagreeing, yes.  But someone please tell me how these men qualify as Whistle blowers.

    As extra(terrestrial?) interest, it was my first exposure to a very weird SC Rep...Crowdey(sp?).

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Thu May 09, 2013 at 04:48:56 PM PDT

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