Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Six Ports in the Storm
Wow! What an exciting news day this has been! Democrats and Republicans falling all over each other to unite against allowing 6 American ports to be controlled by Dubai Ports World. Bush then immediately defying them all by promising to veto any legislation against this company's new role. Since I couldn't name any other bill that the President had ever vetoed, and also since I was puzzled by the vehemence of his stance, I turned to Daily Kos. Someone had already done my homework. On the Dubai company's site, it was disclosed that Dave Sanborn, who has been working for this same outfit, has recently been nominated by the President to be Maritime Administrator, a position which is quite top-drawer, and in which he would report personally to Minetta, head of the Transportation Dept. I then processed this information along with a passing reference which CNN mentioned today about Sanborn's nomination possibly being in jeopardy now that Congress is opposed to the Middle Eastern company's taking charge of our ports and decided that perhaps the President's fear that his nomination might not go through was driving his hostile stance. At any rate, it was a pleasure watching Lou Dobbs and Jack Cafferty spew indignation over this whole issue!