Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Don't Let your Dingle Dangle

I live in Virginia. I really like and have voted for John Warner and George Allen. However, I think that they have been allowing their dingle dangles to dangle in the dirt (as the old cadence says).

George Allen recently went on record saying that he thinks the President should meet with Scary Cindy. His release quoted him as saying:
"Personally, I would have just met with Mrs. Sheehan several weeks ago when she first made this solitary request."
Quite frankly, he may be right. I wonder what would have happened if the Prez had just met with her right off the bat. Would she have garnered the same amount of press? Should we care? Fortunately, the right-thinking blogsphere has done a magnificent job of exposing her for the hypocrite that she is. Still, one wonders why Allen feels the need to get his view out. Clearly, he is posturing for a Presidential run. I'm not sure that he would be a good candidate. Dammit! Quit helping the moonbats!

Then, I see an article today in the D.C. daily rag (the Washington Post) that John Warner says that:
"Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and a senior aide improperly manipulated [emphasis added] the national base realignment plan announced earlier this year to compel the movement of more than 20,000 defense jobs away from the Washington area."
What? Manipulated? Seriously, the greater metropolitan area is absolutely bloated with Defense and now Sen. Warner sounds like a conspiracy theorist. I understand that he has a job to do for the Commonwealth of Virginia, but this sounds somewhat crazed. I have harped about the size of staffs... we need to cut back. I actually agree with Sen. Warner, in that, simply moving these jobs will not solve the problem. The real problem involves McManus' Law. This Law states that a bureaucracy will grow to the size of the building that it is housed in. Moving Defense positions to other areas will only create a vacuum that will be filled by... you guessed it, more positions.

Ah well, at least we don't have to deal with Chuck Hagle.