Subj: Congress Not Advised Of Shadow Government
Date: 3/3/02 5:31:25 AM Pacific Standard Time

Byrd might be a tad handicapped, wouldn't you say?
This crummy gubberment! Shadow boxing!
Congress Not Advised Of Shadow Government
Bush Calls Security 'Serious Business'
By Amy Goldstein and Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writers
Saturday, March 2, 2002; Page A01

Key congressional leaders said yesterday the White House did not tell them that President Bush has moved a cadre of senior civilian managers to secret underground sites outside Washington to ensure that the federal government could survive a devastating terrorist attack on the nation's capital.

Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) said he had not been informed about the role, location or even the existence of the shadow government that the administration began to deploy the morning of the Sept. 11 hijackings. An aide to House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) said he similarly was unaware of the administration's move.


Aides to Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.) said he had not been told. As Senate president pro tempore, he is in line to become president after the House speaker.