Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Well, he should know

DeLay says Bush making mistake on port sale

U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay said Wednesday that President Bush is making a big mistake backing a sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates.

The former Republican majority leader said the administration's approval of the deal is "pretty outrageous." DeLay made the remarks during a campaign event with Houston real estate executives.

I dunno about this port thing; there's the xenophobia issue, the global-markets-uber-alles issue, the national security isse, and the administrative incompetence thing (even if it isn't a bad idea, they have handled it with supreme clumsiness). Dennis the Peasant has done some homework on the national security angle, and since he's a nice conservative boy, I'm inclined to agree with him that the security issue is a non-starter.

And really, the way this administration has been protecting us, we might be better off with someone else in charge of our ports.


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