Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Laughable Senate Hearings

Jimmy Kimmel mocks how non-serious they are:

He's absolutely right to mock them. These grandstanding politicians only care about appearing to look tough. Behind the scenes, they're all laughing about how they manipulated people into believing that the politicians are on the voters' side.

But if you think Senate hearings are a joke, the confirmation process is a three-ring circus. Senators don't care about a nominee's actual qualifications. Senators are just interested in playing to the audience.

As long as these politicians give lip service to the concerns of their constituents, they can engage in whatever backroom deals they want. Repeal the 17th Amendment and get some people in the federal government who will take their jobs seriously because their bosses will be more interested in what they do rather than what they say.

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