Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Garrett Joining "Protest"

Well, it seems Representative Scott Garrett will be joining in the Republican Falsepromisepaloza going on down in Washington. There's been enough written about the false promise of off-shore drilling's impact at the pump, I shouldn't need to link at this point.

However, despite the facts, Garrett's jumping in with his colleagues anyway. From this week's Gazette:
I have established a special email address, PainAtThePump@mail.house.gov. Email me and tell me about how high gas prices are causing hardships for you and your family. I will share your comments with my colleagues on the House floor.

In addition, I will be on the House floor tomorrow from 11:00am to 1:00pm and I encourage you to join me here in Washington, D.C. I would be happy to escort you on to the floor so you could participate in this effort. Please contact my office at (202) 225-4465 for more information.

I'd still like to know why Garrett's the only Representative from NJ to vote against every major Energy bill since Democrats took control of the House (even the ones Bush signed).

I guess I would like off-shore to make it to the floor, so it can be shot down, and we can move on. This posturing isn't doing any of us any good. However, since the Democrats won't do that, we're stuck with the Republicans doing this.

If this was a real protest, it wouldn't be 20 Reps a day showing off for the tourists like some modern day Colonial Williamsburg. No, the whole Republican Caucus would be there. But, it is what it is. Regardless of it's ineffectiveness, Garrett's going to take his turn with the "protest."

To be honest, I can't believe he'd be missing the NJ State Fair in Sussex for a pointless publicity stunt down in DC. But that's just me.

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