"Because they can!"
When you think of it, isn't that the common thread between a lot of Republican failures and failings?
Iraq, torture, Abramoff, Foley coming on to an an underage page--It's all "Because they can."
Authoritarian relationships, where the strong prey on the weak, are all like that.
"Sick sick sick sick sick." To coin a phrase.
Yes, I do know the set-up to which "Because they can" is the punc-line.
But Fuck -- This is a family-friendly blog, so if you don't already know it, I'm certainly not going to tell you.
UPDATE This is an important values issue. And, as Glenn points out, the bulk of the Republican leadership in the House is implicated.