Thursday, April 26, 2007
Appalling news roundup for Thursday
• I love it when this sort of thing happens! According to The Hill, Republican Rep. John Sullivan of Oklahoma is mightily opposed to "frivolous lawsuits"—unless of course he has one of his own. He suffered an on-the-job injury and wanted to sue the government. But the government already has a mechanism to handle such matters, so the District Court threw his case out. Sullivan complains that he still hasn't received a dime from the Labor Dept. Maybe he should propose a bill to strengthen the Department.
• The Hill headlines this story "Bill Clinton already acting like a ‘first lady.’" Clinton is to serve as honorary chairman of a golf and tennis tournament held for charity by the spouses of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). Sen. Barack Obama was invited to attend but his spokespeople aren't making commitments.