The Bush administration: pioneers in time management and crowd control:
Panel Chairman Leaves Hearing
Sensenbrenner Ends Patriot Act Meeting as Democrats Plug On
Saturday, June 11, 2005
After repeated criticism of the Bush administration, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee yesterday gaveled a hearing to a close and walked out while Democrats continued to testify -- but with their microphones shut off.
And if you've found something that works, well, might as well milk that baby (emphasis added):
Don Martin: Tories have book on political wrangling
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Ottawa • A secret guidebook that details how to unleash chaos while chairing parliamentary committees has been given to select Tory MPs.
Running some 200 pages including background material, the document - given only to Conservative chairmen - tells them how to favour government agendas, select party-friendly witnesses, coach favourable testimony, set in motion debate-obstructing delays and, if necessary, storm out of meetings to grind parliamentary business to a halt.
In totally unrelated news, the Conservative Party of Canada is getting really, really, really tired of being compared to the GOP. That's just not fair so knock it off, OK?