Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Chris Shays, at yesterday's House Oversight Committee's review of Lehman Brothers, threw a bit of a hissy fit when Chairman Henry Waxman followed committee rules by allowing only the Chairman and the ranking minority member to make opening statements at the hearing.

Apparently, Shays felt that this was a golden opportunity to bluster about economic issues and get some local coverage in the 4th District, where he's obviously feeling the heat from the challenge of an experienced businessman who knows a lot about Wall Street.

Waxman was having none of it, and shut down Shays's attempts to usurp the rules twice. You can see Shays getting more and more annoyed at the rebuffs.

Hey Chris, maybe the time you should have spoken up was when your party rammed deregulation on us about a decade ago. You were there. You didn't stop it.

(h/t to Scarce, who's obviously some kind of machine, because humans can't possibly be as prolific as him!)


Anonymous said...

whats going on with himes in Bridgeport doe he even campaign there

CT Bob said...

I doe knoe


Jim Himes for Congress events page

Click it and find an event to attend. He's very active in Bpt.

Here's a couple things you can see:

Jim at University of Bridgeport Forum (Forum)
Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM
University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport, CT)
Jim will speak at a student forum at the University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport Columbus Day Parade (Visibility)
Sunday, October 12 at 1:00 PM
Intersection of Wayne Ave. and Jewett Ave. (Bridgeport, CT)
Join Himes supporters at the Bridgeport Columbus Day parade. Rain or Shine. Parade starts at the Intersection of Wayne and Jewett Avenues and ends at...

Anonymous said...

Sit down and shut up. It ain't your sho' no mo' say's Henry Waxman. I never thought I'd live to see the day. Their hero Abe warned them. You can't fool them all the time. J.C., Sr.