Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Mine Safety Admin Walks Out on Senate

David Dye, President Bush's top mine safety official walked out of a Senate hearing on Monday, even after being urged by Senator Specter to stay because his "presence will be required here for at least one more hour". Instead Mr. Dye said he was too busy to stay.

"We have been diverted, dealing with these matters. We were happy to prepare for the hearing, but we really need to get back and attend to all this. There’s 15,000 mines in the United States, and we’ve got some really pressing matters."
While Mr. Dye wasn't under subpoena, and thus legally able to leave, the Senator was said to be surprised and looking to "find a way to take appropriate note of it."


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