Mark Tapscott has this morning’s episode of Rank Hypocrisy. Paraphrasing Mark:
- In 2005, due to a transcription error by the Senate secretary on a single item, the House passed a debt-ceiling-raising bill that was slightly different than the version that passed the Senate. The Senate clerk, realizing the error after the House passed it, changed the item, presented it to the presiding officers, who both signed it and sent it to President Bush, who proceeded to sign it.
- Public Citizen filed suit in an attempt to annul the law (ultimately unsuccessful), saying that it violated the requirement that identitcal version of a bill be passed by both Houses of Congress before it becomes law.
- Joining Public Citizen with amicus briefs – Nancy Pelosi, Louise Slaughter and Henry Waxman.
Nothing more needs to be said.