Somebody oughta do something.

I’ve been on about this since one of the first posts on this blog (Failed Constitution Check: Executive Oversight):

The United States has no effective oversight of the Executive branch.





Witness the ongoing festival of Hatch Act violations that is this year’s Republican Party convention.

I’m not going to list them all, but Wonkette (RNC Night Two: Let’s Count The Federal Crimes!) and Above The Law (RNC Sets Fire To Hatch Act At Party Convention) are good places to go for that.

The important thing to know, really, is just that there are a lot of them, and they’re not only undeniable no one’s even trying to deny them. The general attitude among the political class seems to be that no one cares, and the general response among journalists (if they even take notice) is to ask if anyone cares.

Well, to paraphrase a famous line:

“Unless a whole lot of you care a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

not Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Words for the ages, those.

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