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  •  Aren't they all lately? (3+ / 0-)
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    Pozzo, sherlyle, coffeetalk

    From cabinet/SC confirmation hearings to "events of the day" hearings, they're nothing but political theater.  

    Or as I like to call them:  Political sideshows.  

    Was that a dog whistle or did you just fart?

    by ThAnswr on Thu Mar 10, 2011 at 10:28:12 AM PST

    •  99% of Congressional hearings are (3+ / 0-)
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      Catte Nappe, coffeetalk, ThAnswr

      very few accomplish anything of value. The ones that do tend to be very boring, like a hearing into banking practices, for example. The reason why hearings like this and Whitewater draw so much attention is because they are theater.

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