Senate Rules

Kenneth E. Wyman kewcomm1 at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sat Sep 13 10:55:32 MDT 1997

On 09/13/97 09:04:10 you wrote:
>        Since Senate rules permit a Chair of Foreign Relations to block
>consideration of a nominee for ambassadorship, said rule should be
>changed.  This rule is poor, since it gives too much power to a single
>member of the committee.  Whether it has been used by Sen. Biden or
>Sen. Helms, it remains poor.  Let the full Senate vote for or against a
>given nomination.
>Richard Swerdlin
>(swerdlin at
All during the "thousand years" of controlling
the Congress, the Dem Liberals never thought
the rules were wrong.

Now that their "ox is being gored," they're
all for changing the rules that served their

They don't really give a damn about rules.
Having watched them as a majority run committee
hearings, they played "cut throat" politics
in stopping the minority from having any input
that opposed their agenda.

To Mr. Weld, there is one defining question --
like the one asked by Paula of Bill -- which part
of "NO" don't you understand?

Ken Wyman

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