A federal court has ruled that the commission has no authority to regulate the Internet, and a bipartisan group of senators and representives warned Genechowski not to attempt to impose a regulatory regime on the Internet earlier this year.
The move’s legality was even questioned by FCC Commissioner Michael Copp, one of the Democrats who voted today with Genachowski, saying he considered voting against the proposal because it lacks a sufficiently defensible legal basis to survive a court challenge promised by major Internet Service Providers like Verizon, Microsoft, and AT & T.
But legal challenges by industry are likely to be much less of a problem for the Genachowski-led takeover than efforts in Congress to stop the FCC in its tracks.
So why did he do it…? He has been told time and time again quite bluntly in fact that if he did it would be undone and yet still does it anyways.
Did he think everyone was joking…?
Was the U.S. Court of Appeals playing a prank on him ?
Was the letter from Congress lost in the mail ?
How many times does he have to be told….?
Look at it this way. You go to the mall to buy me a nice bottle of bourbon. Makers Mark is fine. Don’t spend too much. The lot is crowded so you decide to pull right up to the front entrance and park in the fire lane right under the Do Not Park sign. As you get out of the car a securty guard comes up to you and says ” Excuse me sir you cannot park there”
You respond. “Hey rent-a- cop… go get a real job flatfoot”.
He responds ” Sir, I am telling you very certainly that if you park there your car will be towed.”
Your response. ” Gas it up and have it waxed there too Skippy. I’ll be back for it in an hour”.
The guard shakes his head and says “Ok sir. I warned you” and is reaching for his walkie talkie as you walk through the door.
An hour later you come out and your car is gone.
(Gomer Pyle) Surprise surprise surprise.
Who would do that…?
So why does this Genachowski guy go ahead and try to takeover the internet when everybody told him not to do it ?
Now not only is he going to get snapped back very hard and very publicly he will come off looking like a jackass. He will embarrass the President too as Jim Demint will try and flex his new found muscle along with the House which has made their position on this perfectly clear.
This is going to be funny.