The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Action Alert: Independent Katrina Commission

It's been a while since I came across a good one (and I'd encourage any readers to send info my way), but this certainly fits the bill.

Here's how it went down: the first step was for Bush to say he'd head up an investigation. Which is like having your five year-old lead an investigation into who raided the cookie jar. Congressional Republicans then suggested their version of a 'bi-partisan commission,' which would have a hand-picked Republican majority and lack subpeona power. Which is like asking the football team to investigate who felt up a cheerleader-- pin it on a freshman, and circle the wagons around the big guys. To their credit (well, except for frequent appeaser Joe Lieberman), the Dems rejected the idea. Although when the support for the GOP is at about 30% nationwide, only a complete wuss would roll over.

So click on the above link, sign up, and spread the word. It'll take you all of 45 seconds. And don't forget the petition to save Public Broadcasting, which derailed Republican plans to defund it thanks to more than a million signatures. These things can work, and the netroots are where its at these days.