The Senate looks like they might finally take up the first responders bill and do what's right during the lame duck session. It's a damned shame it took the likes of Jon Stewart on The Daily Show possibly shaming some of these people into doing the right thing, instead of our sorry ass mainstream media giving them a pass on this. Now that it appears this bill is finally going to be passed, I thought I'd share this little tidbit that I caught and almost forgot about from this past Friday on C-SPAN's morning call in show, Washington Journal.
Georgia's Republican Senator Johnny Isakson is asked by a caller why he was not going to vote for the first responders bill and rather than answer the question, Isakson pretends he didn't hear the question and tries to punt. He does eventually answer the caller's question only after host Susan Swain repeats the caller's question for them. This is what it looks like when these Senators actually have to face questions from the public and they know what they're doing is wrong and they'd prefer not to answer for it. They attempt to run from it. Pitiful.
Maybe next time Isakson would have better luck just sticking his fingers in his ears and going "lalalalala... I can't hear you!" He came pretty close in this segment. I just wish Senator Isakson was as concerned about the potential fraud in this first responders bill as he has been for military contractors ripping our government off to the tune of billions of tax dollars instead. Good thing he has his priorities in place.