Monday, July 9, 2012

Partisanship is a good thing

Here in the States we've recently had our Congress hold the Attorney General in Contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to a weapons walking program that the ATF was running.  Basically, the ATF lost track of a goodly number of the weapons and at least one of them was used in the murder of a Federal Agent.  Not too surprisingly, the vote went largely down party lines, although several Democrats defected and if I recall correctly one Republican abstained.  The cries were raised, even before the votes, that partisanship was rearing its ugly head again, and the people should be outraged.

Personally, I'm deeply thankful for it, and I rather wish we had more of it.