Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rep. Pet Stark (D-CA) gives a Howard Beale moment on House floor

This story is coming up the news media. Apparently Rep. Pete Stark is mad as hell and won't take it anymore. Let's start with part of Bloomberg's story on the House failure to override the Bush veto on the S-CHIP bill:

The tensions over Schip erupted in a dispute during the House debate when Representative Pete Stark, a California Democrat, made remarks on the war in Iraq. Republican Representative Joe Barton of Texas stopped the debate to ask that Stark be admonished for inappropriate comments.

While the House chair, Democrat Ellen Tauscher of California, ruled those comments weren't out of order, Republicans denounced remarks Stark had made earlier.

Stark's Remarks

Republicans will spend to ``blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement,'' Stark said, according to a copy of the remarks from his office.

And here is the YouTube video of Stark's remarks:

I'll say this, it is rather interesting that we've seen some extremely angry words coming from Pete Stark on the S-CHIP bill, and some tough action by Senator Chris Dodd to place a hold on the telecom immunity bill.

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