Thursday, June 06, 2002

Mr. Chairman, I Move for an Immediate Pop Ballad

Applause to Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) for questioning the practice of inviting empty-headed celebrity activists to testify before Congress. He was upset at the prospect at being lectured on the evils of hilltop mining by noted geological enthusiast and Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson. Not every celebrity witness is as ridiculous as this of course. Having Muhammad Ali testify about funding for Parkinson's research is understandable; he's widely respected for his charitable works and actually suffers from the disease. Unless Kevin can show the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee his certification as a hydrologist or mining engineer, however, I suggest he stay on the tour bus.


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