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Eshoo calls for federal probe of Cheney

Original post made on Jun 29, 2007

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, has called for a federal investigation into the role that Vice President Dick Cheney had in diversion of water from the Klamath River Basin in 2002.

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Posted by Jon
a resident of another community
on Jun 29, 2007 at 2:09 pm

Could someone tell me how this is a federal crime?
If the water wasn't diverted, the famers would have suffered.

Either way, someone was going to be shafted...

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2007 at 3:06 pm

If anyone wonders why the Congress approval rating is half the President's, look no farther than political silliness such as this.

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Posted by Resident Tu
a resident of Professorville
on Jun 29, 2007 at 6:19 pm

This does seem to be over-the-edge publicity seeking by our esteemed representative. Most of us here in our liberal refuge from reality don't much like Bush and Cheney. But that doesn't mean we think they should be beat up for our entertainment by our congressional representatives.

I wish she'd find something better to do.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 29, 2007 at 8:11 pm

Can't find a citation, but some of the claim of depletion was phony, caused by the decision to kill hatchery salmon because of unproved genetic weakness. Kinda like the lynx fur hoax.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 5, 2007 at 12:23 pm

When a Federal official is pressured into an action which wipes out salmon fishing for thousands of fisherman, it worth an investigation.

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Posted by eric
a resident of Mountain View
on Jul 5, 2007 at 1:15 pm

Do your homework before the knee-jerk reaction. Eshoo is one of dozens of western congressmen calling for this. It is in response to a WP investigation, which, if proven accurate, is troubling and worthy of congressional oversight.

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Posted by Mark
a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 23, 2007 at 10:56 pm

Would that Eshoo actually carried through on this. This is merely one of the crimes Cheney should be investigated and impeached for. Where is Eshoo when we need her???

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