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Friday, February 17, 2006

Thanks Chuck Shumer

Hah-- bet you never figured to see that title on any of my posts. Chuck Shumer is, after all, a seriously liberal Democrat and a guy I have previously ridiculed for his support of the Nanny State.

But he's also raising a bit of a hue and cry about this proposition. Maybe the deal to have a United Arab Emirates company take care of security at some of our busiest ports is fine-- but I'd really like to be certain of that before we make a $6.8 BILLION deal with a country that also had ties to the 9/11 terrorists.

Perhaps he's doing it simply as a knee-jerk opposition to Bush, but no matter the reason, I think it's important that this deal is intensively reviewed before we sign on the dotted line. So, thanks Chuck.


Are you ready for something else that most people probably never thought they would read on this blog? I find myself in the unusual situation of agreeing with Senator Schumer on his position that this should be looked into more closely. This is a homeland security issue, and I'm not sure that Dubai Ports World should have the responsibility of a large portion of security at major U.S. ports.

Let the White House know that we think that this is a bad idea. Email President Bush at comments@whitehouse.gov. If you want to use the phone, try these numbers:

Comments: 202-456-1111
Comments: 202-456-6213 (TTY/TDD)
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

And if you want to go really old school, write W at:

President George W. Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500-0001
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