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Friday, July 9, 2010

The shameless John Boozman

Posted By on Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 6:39 AM

The Republican talking point of the day is President Obama's recess appointment of a Medicare and Medicaid director. Rep. John Boozman, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, parrots the talking point as always, saying it's a crying shame the people were deprived of a Senate hearing on this appointment.

But now is now and then was then.

Let the time machine take us back to December 2006 when President Bush was jamming Republican hatchetman Tim Griffin into the U.S. attorney's office in Little Rock — through interim appointment. In newspaper accounts at the time, Boozman’s spokesman said, “It’s not unprecedented to make acting appointments, for whatever reason.” Boozman argued the interim appointment was necessary because Griffin “would not have faced a fair hearing” in the Senate.

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