Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Brinkley v. Young

 

I have to hand it to Douglas Brinkley for taking US Rep. Don Young to task on protocol and drilling in the the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Here's a clip from the heated exchange before the House Natural Resources Committee.

8 comments:

  1. It's about time that careerist know nothing Republican politicians be put in their place. So very good to see!

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  2. http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-ed-show/45423439/#45423439

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  3. What an asshole!.Talk about a power trip and his lecturing of a witness.

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  4. Watching this again and what really amuses me is Young telling Brinkley he lives in an Ivory Tower.This is so laughable from those on the right.What in the hell do Young and others of his Ilk think they are living in?

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  5. Nice to see you back, Bo-Anon. The other thing that gets me is that they rail about government waste. He works for the government! He gets paid by the government. He works for us. That's the point that Brinkley makes that I love.

    In the interview I posted from the Ed Show Brinkley says he didn't even bother to come for the testimony. Just stopped in to tell everyone it was garbage. And yet Brinkley is called rude and an example of what is wrong with politics today.

    My impression of Brinkley went way up after that.

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  6. What a nasty S _ _ ! They talk about rules, yet Don Young is nasty and rude. Aren't there any rules about that?

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  7. A guy like Don Young always thinks he is the judge and jury when sitting on one of these panels, which makes it especially sweet when someone stands up to him. Brinkley is a great activist, probably moreso than he is an historian.

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  8. Funny but I was thinking he reminded me of Walter Brennan as Judge Roy Bean in the Westerner. Bosox

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