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Rubber Stamp Republican Congress Video Goes Live

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UPDATE:  I’m pulling the video links up to the top so everyone can find them more easily: 

**You can watch the video of our stamp delivery to Sen. Arlen Specter at Crooks and Liars and at PoliticsTV.**

Our first Rubber Stamp Republican Congress stamp delivery went well.  And we have the video to prove it!

We decided to target Sen. Arlen Specter of the Senate Judiciary Committee as our first rubber stamp recipient.  As you likely know, Sen. Specter has presided over hearings on the illegal Administration end-run of FISA and over Sen. Feingold’s call for censure.  From the line of questions that Sen. Specter has used, it’s been clear to us that he is less than comfortable with how the Administration has been conducting itself outside of the laws — and yet, to date, we’ve had some toothless hearings and that’s about it.

In fact, Sen. Specter’s idea of holding the President accountable for breaking the law is to…amend the law to make the illegal actions less illegal.  Swell.

Hell, Sen. Specter refused to put AG Alberto Gonzalez under oath when he testified to the Committee, contrary to committee custom.

Matt Stoller of MyDD and the fantastic folks at PoliticsTV helped us make this delivery possible, and I cannot thank them enough for all their hard work in putting the video together for everyone.  Big thanks to all the wonderful bloggers who pushed this initiative forward — and ENORMOUS thanks to everyone who took the time and the cash to order a stamp or two and send it on its way to Washington.

You can watch the video of our stamp delivery to Sen. Arlen Specter at Crooks and Liars and at PoliticsTV.

This is the first of many Rubber Stamp Republican Congress stamp events.  We’ll have much more for you in the days ahead. 

It’s time that members of Congress remembered that they work for all of us — and not themselves and their cronies.  You want accountability in government?  Then vote for Democrats in 2006.

Otherwise, all you get is more of the same old Rubber Stamp Republican Congress.

UPDATEMyDD has more as well. 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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