Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Senator Harry Reid's War on Women

It is good to be the King of the Senate
 No Nuclear Reaction from Feminists on this one?

The following AP article is surely the next big story in the MSM covering the #waronwomen Wait, Harry Reid isn't a Republican so I will have to blog about it.

Democrat Senator Harry Reid is a very powerful man, the Senate Majority Leader. Reid's former aide NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko has a problem with the nomination to a NEW term on the Nuclear Regularory Commission. A  republican commissioner Kristine L. Svinicki made claims of bullying and intimidation against him. Highly qualified, her job performance was never questioned and she is the only female on the 5 person commission and one of 2 Republicans. Retribution? Maybe, but bad optics at a minimum.  No backing from the feminists. Is there fission in the sisterhood?

Mel Brooks as Harry Reid

Obama makes NRC nomination over Reid opposition

Obama makes NRC nomination over Reid opposition

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | 3:48 p.m.
President Barack Obama nominated Kristine L. Svinicki for a new term on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday despite objections from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Svinicki has been caught in a dispute over NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko, a former Reid aide who has been accused of intimidation and bullying. Svinicki has served on the NRC since 2008. In December, she and other commission members told Congress that Jaczko had created a tense workplace and that women felt especially threatened.
Svinicki, a nuclear engineer and former Senate aide, is one of two Republicans and the only woman on the five-member commission. Jaczko, a Democrat, has called the accusations "categorically untrue."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called for Svinicki's prompt confirmation.
Reid, D-Nev., has said previously that he opposed her nomination. His office declined to comment Tuesday.
Republican lawmakers have been pressuring the White House to renominate Svincki and have expressed dismay that her job appeared in jeopardy rather than's Jaczko's.
McConnell called Svinicki "one of the world's leading experts on nuclear safety" and said she has served with distinction on the commission for four years.
Seven GOP senators who serve on the Senate Environment Committee wrote to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., the panel's chairwoman, calling for quick action on Svinicki's nomination. Her current term expires June 30.
"I hope we can come to an agreement that assures urgent action on this matter, especially given that the White House has said we need an NRC that is `functioning effectively' and that the president doesn't want a `break in service," said Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., the panel's senior Republican.
Boxer's office could not immediately be reached for comment.
Inhofe and other Republicans said Jaczko, who served on the commission before being promoted by Obama to chairman, did not have a Senate hearing on his nomination as chairman in 2009.
The Nuclear Energy Institute, an industry lobbying group, applauded Svinicki's nomination to a new term.
"As a nuclear engineer with exceptional technical knowledge and extensive experience as a policy adviser in the federal government, her qualifications are self-evident," NEI president Marvin Fertel said in a statement. "Beyond that, Commissioner Svinicki has served ably and consistently in fulfilling the NRC's mandate to ensure the safe operation of the nation's nuclear energy facilities."

Tom Petty as a rockstar
 #harryreid #senator #nrc #waronwomen #senatorharryreid #barackobama

Update 05/21/2012

Embattled Head of Nuke Agency to Step Down

The head of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will resign once a successor is confirmed to run the nuclear safety agency.
NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko said in a statement Monday that he plans to continue efforts to ensure public safety "in a different forum."
His resignation comes after fellow NRC commissioners publicly described Jaczko as acting as a bully.  And Jaczko's announcement comes less than two weeks after Senate Environment and Public Works Committee staff members were told of a pending NRC inspector general's report that expanded on the allegations that Jaczko was bullying staff. were. Last month, Jaczko "categorically" denied that he had been aggressive particularly against women.

Jaczko led the NRC as its chief spokesman while the agency responded last year to a nuclear meltdown in Japan 

Embattled Head of Nuke Agency to Step Down 

Harry Reid wont receive scrutiny for his defense of Jaczko or the retribution on Kristine L. Svinicki  for her claims of sexual harassment. Harry Reid's rule of the Senate, with no intention of passing a budget, highlights the main stream media's bias in coverage.