Monday, September 27, 2004

Atrios lately has been wondering out loud whether Dubya isn't letting the American electoral timetable dictate our counterinsurgency tactics in Iraq. Well, why should that be different from anything else his administration does?

In recent weeks, federal agencies across the vast Washington bureaucracy have delayed completion of a range of proposed regulations from food safety and the environment to corporate governance and telecommunications policy until after Election Day, when regulatory action may be more politically palatable.

The delays come after heavy lobbying by industry organizations, including the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, the cattle and feed industries, the four regional Bell operating telephone companies, big health care providers and timber and mining interests.


Blogger Cal Ulmann said...

This happens after every election. There are a lot of things to criticize the Bush administration for but this does not seem to be one of them.

11:31 AM  

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