Sunday :: Nov 23, 2008

“There was no real substantive reason.”

by Mary

Evidently, moving Dingell from his chairmanship was an unkind act.

Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), whose status as chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee is now in doubt, said he was bothered by Waxman’s challenge. "This whole challenge bothered me but I won’t be specific about anything," he told reporters.

"I think it was highly inappropriate, there was no obvious reason for it other than the desire for another person to chair the committee," Boucher said. "There was no real substantive reason."

Of course not. The future of the world isn't substantive and a little thing like taking aggressive action on global warming isn't as important as having the proper respect for the old guard guarding their domain.

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