Sen. Richard Shelby was just on Morning Joe and he was, in an oh-so serious voice, expressing concern about ACORN and the possibility of “millions of tax payer dollars wasted”.
Where was Sen. Shelby when we were hearing about all the waste, fraud and abuse of Halliburton and KBR?
Where was his serious face when whistle blowers were talking about KBR feeding our troops spoiled food, so that the higher ups in the corporation could dine in better style?
Where was he when we started learning about our troops being electrocuted because of crappy work being done by U.S. contractors in Iraq?
And this doesn’t go for Shelby alone, but the entire Republican Party and right wing media. They all defended Halliburton and other contractors, and when in power refused to allow hearings.
But the most interesting thing is how the right is acting like President Obama is the CEO of ACORN or something. No he isn’t, but you know who WAS the CEO of Halliburton…Dick Cheney.
I guess for Republicans, playing politics is even more important than the well being of our troops fighting for this country.