Thursday, February 09, 2006

Some Questions for Wilson

I could have predicted a few months ago that Heather Wilson would, in the Spirng of 2006 when she saw the competative race she had against Patricia Madrid, express outrage over something that the Bush Administration had done. It was bound to happen, it was just a matter of when and what topic. She's "outraged" at the US's spying operation and like her "outrage" over Janet Jackson or Firestone tires a couple of years back she's gone to the national media to express it.

So, I have some questions for Heather Wilson, that any reporter worth his salt should ask:

1. Didn't you serve at one time under the National Security Agency? Under Condoleezza Rice?

2. When you wrote a letter to the Attorney General in December about the spying issues, where was your "outrage?" Where was the press release?

3. How long have you served on the House Intelligence committee, which has oversight over the US's intelligence budget/operations and if this spying operation has been going on for a few years, where was your oversight?

4. You seem very concerned about the US screwing up it's intelligence gathering, so, when the Administration screwed up Iraq intelligence and Colin Powell embarrassed himself in from of the entire UN, were you outraged then?

5. How come you didn't use your position on the Intelligence committee then to question the US intelligence operations?

6. You have a Master's in international studies, went to Oxford, and worked in the millitary/intelligence community -- doesn't this kind of poor intelligence gathering that has been going on for 5 years offend you and members of your profession? Or do you think it is perfectly acceptable?

7. You seem smart and like being in Congress, but are you paying attention up there? Got your mind on something else?

8 Comments:

Blogger phat-chance said...

No surprise that she sent out an automated call last week offering to help with any questions I might have about Medicare and prescriptions. Too bad she didn't put more time in making a bill people could live with in the first place.

9:33 AM  
Blogger judson said...

re:She's "outraged" at the US's spying operation and like her "outrage" over Janet Jackson or Firestone tires a couple of years back she's gone to the national media to express it.

I'm looking for video of HW tearfully condemming Janet Jackson...

any ideas?

10:31 AM  
Blogger the zoom said...

I would like to make an argument in defense of Sen. Pete Domenici and Congresswoman Heather Wilson and all the people who got caught in the mess of the fired prosecutors.
Over the last few days I was thinking to myself "how is it possible that the republicans are out of power, but still have so many ethical problems"?

To answer the question, I have to go back to communication…

When the democrats have a problem with an elected official they do their research. They find a small thing they can pin on him, and then make a big noise. They demand an investigation. They demand that the Department of Justice should appoint a 'special' prosecutor.

A nice fellow sits at home one night listening to the news, and he hears that Sen. Someone Democrat… is demanding an investigation into Somobody Republican, and not just an investigation, but the Attorney General should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the alleged crime. What is the first thing that crossed his mind? "A special prosecutor….This is a serious crime". Now you can come and knock on his door and tell him that the special prosecutor came up with nothing but the only thing he will now likely remember is "this guy is a criminal". The Republican, under suspicion, is already a shade grey in everyone's mind. So the democrats get the job done.

What happens if it's vice versa, and the Democrat is under suspicion?

The Republicans hear that there is a criminal investigation going on involving a Democrat. What do they do? They call (the arrogant, selfish) prosecutor, and ask him (not demand him to investigate) about the investigation… Don’t you think that a phone call to a news reporter is worth more money then to call a prosecutor?

Ultimately, the voters decide who is eligible for office, largely based on ethical behavior. The republican lack of conveying misconduct to the public is a major factor in their current political status, which doesn't seem to be bettering.

10:24 AM  
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9:59 AM  
Blogger Bill Hawthorne said...

New Mexico Politics,

I just have a quick question for you but couldn't find an email so had to resort to this. I am a progressive blogger. Please email my assistant back at barbaraobrien@maacenter.org when you get a chance. Thanks.

Bill

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4:40 PM  

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