Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A Grammar Lesson from Congress

This is just delicious. Clueless General Services Administration head honcho Lurita Doan tries to backtrack from some previous statements, saying that she'd used the wrong verb tense. Luckily, one of the members of the House Committee on Oversight and Governme Reform was ready to respond (via TPM Muckraker):
Son of a Latin teacher, Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) disagreed. He called her statement the common "future" tense. He also spotted a connection between her grammatical defense and an accusation that she encouraged her employees to help out Republican Congressional races. At a presentation given by Karl Roves' deputy she asked her GSA employess: “How can we help our candidates?”

Chairman Henry Waxman later raked her over the coals and called on her to resign (I think you can hear her giggle at this suggestion around the 2:31 mark of the video included at this link).


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