The Circus is Back -- Jan. 25, 2002

The Circus is Back -- Jan. 25, 2002

The circus is back in Washington. No, not the one with the animals. It's Congress, which sometimes behaves like animals.

Democrats think they’ve got an issue with Enron. So, after the strategy meetings, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has accused the Bush Administration of risking "Enron for seniors" by the way he has handled Social Security. It's the same old strategy for Democrats: scare the elderly. It's worked before, even though it's a lie.

Ten Congressional committees will be wasting time investigating Enron. Some investigation is necessary, but 10 committees? Congress could find better things to do.

This has nothing to do with campaign contributions by Enron, which went to Republicans and Democrats and was perfectly legal. It has to do with Democrats thinking they have found a means by which they can reduce President Bush's high approval ratings. It's all about politics and the careers of politicians, not the country. As I said, it's a circus.

I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.