Thursday, September 08, 2005

The Ignominy of Charles Schumer

The senior Senator from New York has managed to go from partisan hack to national disgrace.

WASHINGTON -- A new Democratic effort to whip up indignation about the Bush administration's handling of Hurricane Katrina also tried to raise money for Democratic candidates.

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat and the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued an appeal Thursday urging people to sign an online petition to fire the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency over his handling of the Katrina response.

After an inquiry from the Associated Press, the DSCC quickly pulled down the page and said they would donate to charity any money raised by the anti-FEMA petition. When recipients clicked on a link to the petition, the top center of the screen---above the call to "Fire the FEMA director"--- had asked for a donation to the DSCC.

I applaud the action of the DSCC, but will they call for Schumer to step down? It is obvious the man doesn't have the class or grace to do anything of the sort.


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