Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Perhaps a lack of transparency is mandated within the Executive Branch?

A regular reader to AN UNOFFICIAL COAST GUARD BLOG pointed me to a February 2008 speech by Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican representing the 46th District of California. Representative Rohrabacher, on the floor of the House, stated,
In my tenure as a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, both as chairman and ranking member of an investigative subcommittee, I have witnessed firsthand behavior by the Bush administration which I find deeply troubling.

The disdain and uncooperative nature that this administration has shown toward Congress, including Republican Members, is so egregious that I can no longer assume that it is simply bureaucratic incompetence or isolated mistakes. Rather, I have come to the sad conclusion that this administration has intentionally obstructed Congress' rightful and constitutional duties.
I'm always hopeful that with no political appointees the Coast Guard can remain above the partisan political fray, but perhaps the opaqueness we can't see through is a veil throughout the Executive.

Cross posted at AN UNOFFICIAL COAST GUARD BLOG.

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