Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Tribal Council

Consumer Product Safety Commission Chief Nancy Nord, despite being under increasing demands after several recent recalls of Chinese products, has opposed legislation that would add funding and personnel to the agency.

Her explanation:

...Nord says she opposes separate provisions in that measure that would extend protections to whistleblowers and make it easier for the government to make public reports of faulty products.

Umm, yeah. Public disclosure and protection of whistleblowers might lead to the downfall of western civilization, or something like that.

Of course what is really happening is that Nord is putting the political agenda of the Bush administration, the worship of industry and reluctance to put into place much needed protections, above the safety of the American public. Apparently, any additional cost to industry is bad even if dangerous products are the result.

Accordingly, it is the unanimous decision of the entire SLB staff that MS.Nord is voted off the virtual island of Left Blogistan.

The tribe has spoken.


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