Since the Dems took over Congress in 2007 there have been a series of show trials for public consumption. Who can forget the spectacle of Valerie Plame in front of Henry Waxman, or Congresswoman Waters threatening to go all socialist on the oil execs over rising pump prices? They told her that without drilling, prices would keep going up.
Recently Waxman called off a kneejerk hearing designed to berate CEOs of several companies who publicized accounting charges related to passage of the health care bill after it became clear they were actually following the law. That was replaced by a show trial of Goldman Sachs execs. Meanwhile, nary a whimper about government malfeasance on any issue.
Now we have a developing ecological disaster in the Gulf, and after a public letter sent over the horrors of drilling by Congressmen Menendez and Lautenberg, Senator Markey wants to haul in five major oil executives and grill them about the spill from the explosion off the Gulf Coast, as if they did it on purpose.
Meanwhile, we've not heard much from the drill, baby, drill folks, including the head honcho himself.